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The Great Blaze Illuminates!

We have been to the Great Pumpkin Blaze more than once and it is worth the trip if you have never... read more

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Weekend W
Wow. Wow and Wow

Do not miss this, if you are in the area. Absolutely awesome!!!! The gift shop is fun. The walk... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Newnan, Georgia
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Explore the stone manor house and brick ferry house, wander through the heritage gardens, and stroll down a quiet country road along the Croton River. There, you'll experience the domestic life of a patriot family living in the years just after the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
500 S Riverside Ave, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520-3031
+1 914-366-6900
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been to the Great Pumpkin Blaze more than once and it is worth the trip if you have never been here before. Thousands of jack-o-lanterns line the paths and buildings, Some don't seem possible as the carvings are so intricate. Its obviously best...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Weekend W
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Do not miss this, if you are in the area. Absolutely awesome!!!! The gift shop is fun. The walk is comfortable and not too much of a hike. Again, Wow...….what a wonderful way to spend a evening.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

We booked our room at Tarrytown Estates the morning of Nov 17th after ensuring that the event was still open. Traveled with a small child up from Delaware with this event being the ONLY thing we were doing on our visit only to find out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Karen C, Customer Service at Van Cortlandt Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Hello, we are sorry to learn that you didn't receive the information that Blaze was canceled. Our events team was at the site early in the morning to assess the situation and by 12:00 PM it was determined it would be unsafe to hold the...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

What a great spooky display for the Halloween season. The artistry involved in the carved pumpkins and figures is awesome. It took us about 40 minutes to leisurely walk through and enjoy the sights, then we indulged in homemade apple cider donuts and warm cider....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Set within the Hudson Valley is a manor straight out of the 18th century and on its property is a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns. As you meander through the paths that are pumpkin lit, victors will come upon multiple...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

We had the first available time of the evening 6:30. It wasn't quite dark yet. It worked out great because never having been there before we found everything, parked without a problem and got familiar with our surroundings before dark. Once inside the "Blaze" darkness...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

I had read about this attraction in either a town newspaper or a AAA publication. It wasn't very expensive and sounded amazing. It was amazing. I'm not going to bother with pictures because they really don't do justice. The amount of work that goes into...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Doralee B
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This was my third time attending the great jack-o’-lantern blaze. It just keeps getting better every year. The historic Hudson valley society really knows how to throw an event. The gist of this event is that everything is constructed of carved jack-o’-lanterns. It is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 7Lisal
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This is a very organized attraction, the displays are beautiful. It's a place that families would enjoy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DA R
Reviewed 10 November 2018

I have been waiting for many years to go to this event. Finally, on Halloween night, I went with my husband. We were not disappointed with the fantastic displays. The only disappointment was not being able to get a jersey because they ran out of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reena F
5 October 2018|
Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
They like kids and there plenty of places to run and play. Entering Halloween season kids are usually awed and not frightened
Jessica L
11 October 2017|
Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot right by the house. The house is now closed for the Pumpkin Blaze through December.