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


Now – Oct. 13                        Saturday & Sunday               On Half Hour; & Fri by appt             Rob Hite, Artist: Sculpture, Photographs, & Painting Exhibition –  Opening Reception – The Friends of Clermont and the Clermont State Historic Site are thrilled to be hosting a solo art exhibition with Guggenheim Fellow Robert Hite in the mansion.  Robert’s show will include images of sculptural installations on the property.  To view selected works, go to , checkout the Winter 2013 copy of Green Door: A Journal of Responsible Living int eh Catskills & Hudson Valley, or see the link on our homepage for photos.   The show will remain in place until October 13th and can be seen during any of the regularly scheduled house tours or free of charge on the weekends – Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm on the half hour or Friday by appointment.  Call 518-537-4240 to schedule a Friday appointment to view the exhibit.           

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

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!