Christmas Time is a wonderful time to visit the historic homes along the Hudson River and see how beautiful they look decorated for the holidays. The History of the Hudson Valley is so interesting, and there is so much to be learned thru a tour of one of the many historic homes in the area. The views of the Hudson River are unspoiled and often there are trails to walk or cross country ski and in some cases sledding. I have only listed 3 here but see the I love NY website for a list of others.
The Gilded Age of Christmas
The Gilded Age Tea and Talk
WWI and the Gilded Age
Clermont State Historic Site Christmas in Clermont
December 20, 2014
A great day for families to tour Clermont decorated for the holidays
Locust Grove Estate
2683 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Extravagantly decorated for the holidays, historic mansion is open for tours on December weekends, and also December 26th – 31st. One of the Hudson Valley’s most unusual interiors! 10am – 5pm (last tour departs at 3:15pm). $11/person.