Tea and Tour at Clermont State Historic Site
Reservations are now open for Clermont State Historic Site’s popular Mother’s Day Tea, taking place Sunday, May 14. The Tea begins at 1 p.m. with a tour of the historic gardens followed by cucumber tea sandwiches, fruit, dainty pastel desserts and Clermont’s own blend of Harney & Sons tea. Tickets are $18, free for children 4 and younger. Reservations are required, as this event does fill up, by calling (518) 537-4240.
The program begins with a special Mother’s Day Tour, telling the story of the last beloved matriarch of the Clermont estate, Alice Livingston. Enjoy a leisurely walk through some of the museum’s historic gardens, illustrated with family photographs and Alice’s own writings. The tour ends with the afternoon tea party, amid the rich scenery enjoyed by the well-to-do Alice Livingston and her two daughters more than 100 years ago.
Clermont State Historic Site features the mansion, formal gardens, scenic Hudson River views and miles of hiking trails. The Friends of Clermont is a non-profit educational corporation founded in 1977 to support and supplement the museum’s education and historic preservation programs. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, Clermont is one of six historic sites and 13 parks administered by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Taconic Region. For information visit http://www.nysparks.com or http://www.FriendsofClermont.org/.
Gloria MazurePost Author
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