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Clermont State Historic Site   (circa 1782)
87 Clermont Avenue
Germantown, NY 12526
518-537-4240 or 518-537-6622
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Was the home of the Livingston family, which included Chancellor Robert R. Livingston, New York's first chancellor, the highest judge in the state under the original state constitution. He served on the Committee of Five to draft the Declaration of Independence, drafted the New York Constitution, and served as the country's first Secretary for Foreign Affairs. Livingston gave the presidential oath of office to George Washington in 1789. He was also the lead negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase and the co-inventor of the first commercially viable steamboat. The property includes more than 500 acres of landscaped gardens, meadow, and woodlands.

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Hudson Area Attractions

Tousey Winery
Clermont Vineyards & Winery
Hudson Cruises, Inc.
Clermont State Historic Site
FASNY Museum of Firefighting
Robert Jenkins House
Olana State Historic Site
Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson Valley Distillers
Germantown Library

 

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