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Address: 500 S Riverside Ave, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520-3031
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+1 914-366-6900
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Explore the stone manor house and brick ferry house, wander through the...

Explore the stone manor house and brick ferry house, wander through the heritage gardens, and stroll down a quiet country road along the Croton River. There, you'll experience the domestic life of a patriot family living in the years just after the American Revolution - the New Nation period.

Site is open for tours on weekends during July and August.

Property also hosts the popular events LIGHTSCAPES in the spring and the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in the fall.

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BLAZE - an October event for the entire family

The multiple events staged at Historic Hudson Valley properties make a family membership a great thing to have. Blaze is the annual October event held at Van Cortlandt Manor. Just... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Westchester County, New York
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Westchester County, New York
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209 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The multiple events staged at Historic Hudson Valley properties make a family membership a great thing to have. Blaze is the annual October event held at Van Cortlandt Manor. Just as Lightscapes presents an extravaganza of lights mid-summer, Blaze involves 5000 pumpkins, a thousand of which are carved fresh every week. Lots of volunteers working hard to keep the pumpkins... More 

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Connecticut
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235 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you have the chance to visit Van Cortlandt Manor for the annual Blaze festival, do so! You will see thousands of hand-carved pumpkins in glorious Halloween-themed displays, various autumnal foods and beverages, and an extensive gift shop. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance, because there you cannot purchase them on site. Will happily return in the future!

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Deer Park, New York
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great Food ! Great Atmosphere! Great Service! We had selections off there Applewood Menu, I had the Pork Normady, which included fresh salad bar and desert. Nice Portion's too!

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Thank jackcameronking
Wayne, New Jersey
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was our first visit to the Blaze and we were not disappointed! We (hubby, son, son's friend 13yo) were mesmerized by the display of endless jack o lanterns. These are not your typical carved pumpkins. There is a "sea of fish" just under the "Tappan Blaze bridge" with a full grave yard of life sized skeletons, spider webs and... More 

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Thank rita c
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

What a great activity for children during the Halloween season! Hats off to the men and women who worked hard on the pumpkins. I think this will be an annual event for my family!

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Thank Cherisse H
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

First time going, but it will be a tradition going forward. Very well done and managed. Could use a few smaller groups in the time slots as it was pretty jammed, but wasn't awful.

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Thank TophersTravels71
Long Valley, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

You must see this place to believe how beautiful and creative it is. We heard it was fantastic and we loved it. Appropriate for small children, not at all scary unlike most Halloween attractions.

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Thank buffylane
Westchester County, New York
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209 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Each year Historic Hudson Valley creates an evening display of lights at the Van Cortlandt Manor. Best to book tickets online for after dark and arrive 15-20 minutes early to allow time for parking. The event is exceptionally well staffed and organized, and tickets are for timed entry, enabling thousands of people to flow through the display comfortably spaced and... More 

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Thank MawaNewYork
New York City, New York
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138 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The tour of the Manor and the Ferry House lasted about 90 minutes. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and was able to answer visitor's questions. There is free parking and tickets can be purchased online in advance of your tour. Even in late August the grounds were covered with artificial pumpkins in anticipation of the Blaze. Many of... More 

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Thank Tloc1986
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

My husband and I visited during a brutal heat wave and the staff went out of their way to make us as comfortable as possible. Our tour guide Tom was the best! As we were the only visitors there for the first tour on such a hot day, we actually got a much longer tour, as my husband was interesting... More 

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