Ghosts of Christmas Past Linger in Hudson

CALL AHEAD: Fees, days and hours of admission to Hudson Valley mansions vary, and tours on weekends often sell out, so call ahead. All are closed Christmas and New Year's. VANDERBILT MANSION: Hyde Park. Open daily. Tour reservations: (800) 967-2283. Information: (845) 229-9115 or www.nps.gov/vama. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT HOME: Hyde Park. Open daily. Tour reservations: (800) 967-2283. Information: (845) 229-9115 or www.nps.gov/hofr. VAL-KILL: Hyde Park. Open Thursdays through Mondays. Tour reservations: (800) 967-2283. Information: (845) 229-9115 or http://www.nps.gov/hofr. LOCUST GROVE: Poughkeepsie. Hot cider, guides, storytelling and decorations featuring scenes from classic holiday tales, Dec. 13-14 and Dec. 20-21, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fees: $17 per family, $7 adults, $3 youths. Call (845) 454-4500 or visit www.morsehistoricsite.org. CLERMONT STATE HISTORIC SITE: Germantown. Open weekends 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: (518) 537-4240 or www.friendsofclermont.org. OLANA: Hudson. Christmas open house: Dec. 13-14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: (518) 828-0135 or www.olana.org. BOSCOBEL: Neoclassical-style mansion in Garrison. Open daily except Tuesdays. Special candlelight tours, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 12, 13 and 14. Closed January through March. Information: (845) 265-3638 or www.boscobel.org.

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