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“Clermont Candle Light Tour - A "MUST DO" if You Are in the Area”
Review of Clermont

Valley Stream, New York
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Clermont Candle Light Tour - A "MUST DO" if You Are in the Area”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

This was a great evening. The tour starts with a walk down a garden path lined with carved and lit jack-o-lanterns. You are met at the door to the Clermont mansion by the family’s maid. Various ghosts appear as you walk through the mansion - each from a different era of the home’s history. The tour ends at a wood fire where you roast marshmallows. There is hot-spiced apple cider and penny candy in the museum gift shop. We had a fantastic time. This is something historical/educational, fun and different to do - no Jason, Freddy or zombies jumping out at you. Kudos to all the actors/volunteers who put this event together.

Visited October 2013
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NYC
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A beautiful and historic estate in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

This is one of the oldest and most historically significant of the old Hudson River estates that is open to the public. The house itself is of some architectural interest, and the grounds also feature an interesting little museum, which provides info on the history of the Livingston family and their role in American history. If you're in the mood for a low-key history lesson in a very pretty spot, then this, or several of the other nearby estates, represents a good choice. For a little taste of the tail end of the Gilded Age, be sure to watch the video interview with the elderly Honoriah Livingston in the visitors' center. If you're into this sort of thing, I'd also strongly recommend the Roosevelt estate a half hour to the South.

Visited July 2013
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NYC
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Worth the stop”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Didn't have time to do interior of mansion this trip but grounds were beautiful, info interesting, lots of Hudson Valley history.

Visited April 2013
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New York
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“A Gem”
Reviewed 27 November 2012

If you are looking for a wonderful place to hike you found it. Follow the winding carriage trails all over the estate property. Tour the manor to step back in time. Enjoy the views of the Hudson as it roll on by. Best park owned by New York State.

Visited September 2012
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Grafton
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Lovely riverside picnic spot”
Reviewed 27 August 2012 via mobile

We met up with our family at Clermont (including grandchildren) for a picnic one summer afternoon in August. The day was perfect, and that made the setting and experience quite nice. There is not a lot of shelter, were one to encounter less than lovely weather. We were there on a weekday, so no fees and no crowds at all. We could watch boats moving on the river, and enjoy the sloping lawn and shady trees. The rest rooms were clean, though not anything above "good". A party was setting up for a wedding, and we could tell that this would be a terriffic venue for their celebration. This will become one of our spots to have family gatherings.

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