Visit the country estate of seven generations of the prominent Livingston family. Originally built by Robert Livingston around 1740, Clermont mansion was burned to the ground in October 1777 by British soldiers to punish the Livingstons for their support of the rebels. As a result of a constant stream of letters written to New York’s governor, Margaret Beekman Livingston soon secured militia exemptions for enough men to rebuild the house. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the most famous member of the Livingston family: Chancellor Robert R. Livingston, Margaret’s son, who drafted the Declaration of Independence among many other accomplishments.
Enjoy the restored mansion, visitor center, exhibit galleries, formal gardens, and carriage trails. Also host to numerous special events throughout the season.