Calendar 2014

Clermont Gardens and Grounds are Open Year Round 8:30 AM – Sunset


Visitor Center & Gift Shop Open Wednesday – Sunday 10:30 – 4:00, April 10-October 31; Open Saturdays and Sundays 10:30-4:00 November and December, until December 15th.


Tours 11-4 (last tour 4:00) Wednesday – Sunday, April 10- October 31, Saturday & Sunday 11-3  (last tour 3:00) November & December up until the 15th  For more information or to schedule a group tour, call 518-537-4240


Date(s)               Day(s)                Time      Event


October 17, 18, 24, 25            Friday & Saturday             6-9 pm                          Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours:  Candlelight tours of the museum and grounds;  ghosts and spooks of the museum’s history.  Tours at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00pm ($10 per adult, $5 per child, all Friends of Clermont $5 – reservations required)


November 1                             Saturday                              3:30                               The History of the Hudson Valley from Wilderness to the Civil War Book Reading with author & historian Vernon Benjamin, hosted in partnership with the Friends of Clermont & the Germantown Library.  Vernon Benjamin has lectured on the history of the Hudson Valley at Marist College and Bard College since 2003. A former editor of the New Saugerties Times, he has written extensively on the Hudson Valley for various publications and has appeared on C-SPAN. He lives in Saugerties, New York.  Join us in Clermont Cottage, please call to reserve your seat. 518-537-6622


November 8                        Saturday                                2:00 pm                         Chancellor Livingston: Reexamining a Founding Father – Exhibit Opening.  Join Clermont to preview our exciting new exhibit with a fresh take on Chancellor Livingston, whose contributions were minimized and ambitions stifled by his 18th-century peers.  The preview will be accompanied by a talk with emerging Livingston historian and exhibit co-curator Geoff Benton. Includes a reception with craft beers and 18th century foods.  $10 per person, please call for reservations 518-537-4240.


December 6 & 7                       Saturday & Sunday           10am-12pm                  A Child’s Christmas: Drop in for stories read under the Christmas tree & treats for children ages 3-10 ($4 per person)


December 13                             Saturday                             5-7                                   Friends of Clermont Holiday Party in the Mansion:  Free for members; guests $10


December 14                            Sunday                                 3-6pm                             Candlelight Tours of Clermont:  Tableaux Vivant of Christmas traditions through the ages, glittering decorations, and wassail with traditional holiday goodies served in the historic kitchen ($10 pp, children under 12 free)


December 20                          Saturday                               11 am -4 pm                   Christmas at Clermont Open House: A great day for families – free for all!