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, up until the 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


July 21-25                              Monday – Friday                 9am – 3pm                    Young Writers Workshop @ Clermont.  We partnered with the Hudson Valley Writing Project to offer our first interactive Creative Writing Camp for students in grades 6-8.  Participants will hike the trails, study architectural structures & ruins, view selected Livingston objects, photos, and letters in the mansion, thereby deepening their understanding and appreciation of Clermont’s resources while becoming better writers and more creative thinkers.  Tuition $225 –  -Sorry – Camp is filled to capacity.  Sign up early next year!

August 4-8                     Monday-Friday               9am-2pm              Junior History Club 2014.  Camp based on real, fascinating historical characters who once lived at Clermont  Historical games, crafts, & activities that were part of daily life on the estate in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.  $125 or $105 for Friends of Clermont Members.  Call 518-537-4240 for info.


August 9              Saturday                                6-8pm                         Summer Gala  

An Evening in Agra - A festive evening of Indian influenced food, music, and cocktails, featuring live and silent auctions.  Tickets are $100 each, RSVP 518-537-6622 or or on the website homepage link. 

September  6                                                    4pm-7pm                                                                          Rob Hite, Artist: Sculpture Opening Reception The Friends of Clermont and the Clermont State Historic Site are excited 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 or checkout the Winter 2013 copy of Green Door: A Journal of Responsible Living int eh Catskills & Hudson Valley.               

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 2                              Sunday                                 2-4                                 Lecture: Trunks & Travel, a 19th Century Journey: Council for Humanities Lecture – brings to life customs & formidable packing requirements for a wealthy Industrialist & his wife traveling in late 19th Century New York.  Hands-on & interactive!


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!