Become a Member of Friends of Clermont

Our Mission

The mission of The Friends of Clermont, a private, educational not-for-profit corporation, is to advocate for and support the conservation, preservation, development and improvement of Clermont State Historic Site; to support and administer educational programs, services and activities which may extend beyond the normal scope of State support; to encourage and support scholarly research; to raise funds and acquire objects, equipment and supplies solely for the purpose of supporting the programs and activities of The Friends of Clermont and the mission of the site; and otherwise to promote, conserve, preserve, develop and interpret Clermont State Historic site for the benefit of the public for this and future generations.


Clermont Gala at the Barn
Summer Gala
We welcome four legged friends!
History Comes alive!
Summer Party at the Barn
Members love to get together

Let's all be Friends!

The Friends of Clermont is a not-for-profit organization created to support the work of NY State in conserving the living legacy of Clermont State Historic Site. We engage our varied users to explore the multifaceted assets of the site, broadening use, access, and enjoyment.


The Friends of Clermont have developed the site’s growing research library, restored three formal gardens, restored the circa 1910 Children’s Playhouse, mounted two important loan exhibitions, and encouraged the donation of nearly 8,000 historical objects to Clermont’s collections. The Friends also supports additional educational programming for local youth so they can connect with our site.


The Friends of Clermont are continuing to grow and support Clermont State Historic Site with the help of our members. Membership in the Friends of Clermont is open to anyone who shares the goals and mission of the organization. Benefits of membership, by category, include:

Individual $45
Free admission for 1 person to the historic house for 1 year +

a parking pass for weekends
A 10% discount at the Museum Store
Invitation to the annual Candlelight Christmas Party and exhibit openings

Dual/Family $75 *
Free admission for 2 adults and children under 21
    A 10% discount to our Summer History Club

Contributor $100 *
Gift certificate for $15 towards purchase from the Museum store

Benefactor $250 *
Free lectures and Christmas Candlelight reception

for members and 2 additional guests

Patron $500 *
Free lectures and Christmas Candlelight reception for members

and 4 additional guests
Choice of 1 book offered by Friends of Clermont

Chancellor’s Court $1000 *
Special behind the scenes tour to see archived or stored material
Collection of 3 books offered by Friends of Clermont

* Each category includes the benefits of prior categories, except that guest passes and complimentary invitations are not cumulative.

Becoming a member is easy! 

Call (518) 537-6622 for a membership application, or download & print the Membership Form and mail it with a check or credit card information, to:


c/o Friends of Clermont

87 Clermont Avenue

Germantown, New York 12526

Business & Corporate Support

The Friends of Clermont is proud to count a number of regional businesses and organizations in the community as supporters of our mission. 

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87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown, NY 12526     Tel: 518-537-6622




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