Independence Day at Clermont
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About the Event
Join us on July 4th for Independence Day at Clermont State Historic Site! We’re featuring several family-friendly activities throughout the day, including demonstrations of historic sewing, paper cutting, and proper soldiering in the British army. Interested in the culinary arts? Culinary historian Lavada Nahon will be joining us to teach 17th-19thcentury cooking techniques, including those once used by enslaved people in the mid-Atlantic. We’ll be offering various crafts and fun historical activities for kids of all ages! Don’t miss out on our special performance of Frederick Douglass’ famous speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”. Our celebration will culminate with our beloved traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence. RSVPs are not required, admission fee is $10 per car.
Please note: there will be no fireworks viewing this year. The site will close at dusk. Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors. Social distancing will be required of all participants.