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!