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Clermont State Historic Site

One Clermont Avenue

Clermont State Historic Site was the Hudson River seat of New York's politically and socially prominent Livingston Family. Seven successive generations of the family left their imprint on the site's architecture, room interiors and landscape. Robert R. Livingston, Jr. was Clermont's most notable resident. His accomplishments include: drafting the Declaration of Independence, serving as first U.S. Minister of Foreign Affairs, administering the oath of office to George Washington, negotiating the Louisiana Purchase and developing steamboat technology with Robert Fulton.

Today, Clermont appears much as it did in the early 20th century, when it was the home of the property's last two generations: Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Livingston and their daughters, Honoria and Janet. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, Clermont is also an anchor in the 1990 Hudson River National Landmark District.


John Deuterman

Friday, July 27, 2018
I'm tempted to say "just another . . . ", but it does have its own special appeal. The owner was one of those who crafted the Declaration of Independence. The house was closed though this knowledge was not readily available. Nonetheless, we wandered the grounds for something over an hour looking at the many information plaques here and there. Helped get an idea of what the area must have been like when the country was being born.

Jacob Fleischmann

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Great tour! This was one of the most interesting and informative historical mansion tours I've ever been on. It really shows when the staff is genuinely interested in the stories of the building and it's former residents. Keep up the great work!

M. Yuan

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Wonderful tour! We initially thought it’s just another mansion in the Hudson valley but the tour made it so interesting and the guide was extremely professional and passionate!

Ken Godfrey

Monday, July 23, 2018
Very cool place to visit. One of the top 3 or 4 Hudson Valley restorations. Fascinating family.

Matt Arnold

Friday, May 25, 2018
The grounds are nicely kept, there’s a few very nice walks of different lengths. I very much enjoyed seeing the wildlife and taking photographs.

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