GERMANTOWN – Clermont State Historic Site’s lush Christmas season begins Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2, with “A Child’s Christmas at Clermont.” Families can drop in with children from 10 a.m. to noon for a stocking-foot tour of the decorations and a story told by the family’s nursemaid at the foot of the Christmas tree in the oak-paneled library. Each child will receive a treat and a special Christmas gift. Hot cider, cookies, and fruit will be served in the kitchen. Tickets are just $4 for children and adults. No reservations necessary.
Even for those without children, the general public is welcome to tour the mansion looking its seasonal best, with tours from noon to 3 p.m.
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Clermont State Historic Site is located at 1 Clermont Avenue in Germantown, off Route 9G. The Historic Site features the mansion, formal gardens, scenic Hudson River views and miles of hiking trails. The Friends of Clermont is a private, non-profit educational corporation, founded in 1977 to support and supplement the museum education and historic preservation programs at Clermont State Historic Site. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, Clermont is one of six historic sites and 15 parks administered by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in the Taconic Region.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 71 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $5 billion in park and visitor spending, which supports nearly 54,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.parks.ny.gov.