Tours, Tickets, and Grounds

*************************A NOTE for MARCH 17, 2020*********************
Dear Neighbors,
New York State Parks are open. All year-round parks, trails and grounds of historic sites are currently open for outdoor recreation and enjoyment.
In an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 and to encourage social distancing, all public programs and events are suspended indefinitely. This means that the Mansion, including house tours, and the Visitor Center at Clermont State Historic Site will not be opening for the season, as previously scheduled on April 9th. The Chancellor’s Sheep and Wool Showcase has been cancelled, originally scheduled for April 18, 2020.
Our historic grounds and trails remain open daily, from 8:30 am to sunset, and Governor Cuomo has waived all parking fees during the current COVID-19 public health crisis.
Throughout the crisis, we ask park visitors to take steps to protect themselves, their health, and the health of their community. Try to keep at least 6 feet away from each other and avoid close contact, like hugging and shaking hands. Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available, and avoid surfaces that are frequently touched, like doorknobs and handrails.
Clermont’s public restrooms will remain open and more frequent cleaning has been instituted. We ask visitors to remember that, as a public park, surfaces are only as clean as the last person who has touched them.
State Parks is closely coordinating with state’s emergency preparedness and response efforts. As the situation continues to develop, we will take any necessary actions to protect visitor and staff health. State Parks will provide updates periodically on social media, and at
On behalf of Clermont State Historic Site’s staff and the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, we wish you well.

Hours of Operation:

Clermont State Historic Site's 500 acres of grounds are open to the public during daylight hours, year-round.  From April to October, there is a $5 fee to park a vehicle here on Saturdays and Sundays.  We appreciate your compliance, as this fee helps to support New York State Parks.  

The mansion is open for tours from April to October 11am-4pm, Wednesdays-Sundays.  From October to December, the mansion is open for tours from 11am-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  Tours begin every hour.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors/students, free for children 12 and under.  Cash or check only, please.  Groups of 10 or more people are required to reserve in advance to ensure the best service.  Wintertime visits are by appointment only.  Please call (518) 537-4240 for more information.

Clermont's library, research files, and archives are available for use by qualified researchers.  Please submit all research requests in writing to the Curator of Collections,  


GPS or other computer navigation:
Clermont's official street address is 1 Clermont Ave, Germantown, NY.  This historic road is now only open to authorized vehicles.  It also may not appear on some devices.  Please remain on Woods Rd., Germantown, NY past the entrance to Clermont Ave.  Our main entrance will be on your right. 

From the North:
  •    Take 9G South through the light in Germantown.
  •    Stay on 9G for approximately 4 more miles
  •    Clermont State Historic Site sign on right.
  •    Turn right onto County Route 6 and follow signs to Clermont.
  •    You will encounter a sharp turn to the left on 6.
  •    After the sharp turn, Clermont’s entrance is about ¼ mile on right.

From the South:
  • Take 9G North and pass Bard College on your left.
  •  Continue on Route 9G pass Tivoli and into Columbia County.
  •  About one mile north of Tivoli and ¼ mile north of the Columbia County sign is County  Route 6 on your left.
  • Clermont State Historic Site sign on left as well.
  •  Turn left onto County Route 6 and follow signs to Clermont.
  •  You will encounter a sharp turn to the left on 6.
  •  After the sharp turn, Clermont’s entrance is about ¼ mile on right.                                   

To get to 9G:
(From Catskill and the North West: follow Route 23E to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Once across the bridge, bear right on route 9G south).

  • (From Massachusetts and the North East: follow Route 23W to just before the Rip Van Winkle Bridge interchange. Bear left onto Route 9G).
  • (From the South on the Taconic Parkway: take route 199 W to Red Hook. Continue straight through light on 199W until it intersects with Route 9G. Turn right onto Route 9G North).
  • (From Route 9 and Poughkeepsie: just north of Rhinebeck, turn left onto Route 9G North).
  • (From Kingston: follow the signs to the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge (199 E). Proceed to 2nd traffic light and bear left onto Route 9G North).

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