Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours

Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours

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Fridays and Saturdays

October 17th & 18th, 24th & 25th

Tours from 6:00-9:00pm

Adults $10, children $5

Reservations are now available for the Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours at Clermont State Historic Site.  Tickets sell out early so call (518) 537-4240 soon to get yours!  Visitors on the Ghost Tours (recommended for ages seven and up) will tour the mansion at its creepiest and meet ghosts from Clermont’s history.  Tours run every half hour from 6:00 to 9:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, October 17, 18, 24, and 25.  Rain or (moon)shine tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under) and go on sale October 1.  Pre-pad reservations are strongly required.  Call (518) 537-4240 for reservations or more information.

The Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours are the highlight of Clermont’s fall season.  Guests who come to Clermont for the tours will find themselves welcomed into a 1921 Halloween party complete with an eccentric spiritual medium, crystal ball, and a reproduction 1916 Ouija board. When the séance goes wrong however, the lights go out, and the house is filled with ghosts from throughout the mansion’s 250 year history.  Some ghosts are scary and some are funny, but all of them are true stories!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter the tour, roast marshmallows over a cozy fire surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o-Lanterns.  Sample Clermont’s vintage candy tasting bar, discover your “Halloween name,” and learn about the unique traditions of historic Halloween.  Lavish decorations are inspired by meticulous research from period magazines and design manuals.  This is a rare “Clermont After Dark” tour that will take guests through the mansion and out onto the grounds for a lamp-lit adventure along the Hudson River.

Decorations can also be viewed on tours of the mansion Wednesdays through Sundays in October from 11am to 4pm.  See a real old-fashioned Halloween or just get ideas for your own decorations this year!