Every year, the Rensselaer County Historical Society and the Van Rensselaer Garden Club present the annual Holiday Greens Show in the Hart-Cluett Historic House Museum. The lush Show is a Troy holiday tradition that transforms 12 rooms of the 1827 Federal-style Hart-Cluett House into a green winter wonderland. The Holiday Greens Show is the signature event that inspired Troy’s celebrated Victorian Stroll. Following the traditions of historic holiday celebrations, members of the Van Rensselaer Garden Club incorporate fresh trees, greens and flowers to create an interactive experience that warms hearts, brightens eyes and fills the body with fresh aromas of winter woods.
As you wander through the house, you can the sense the grandeur and elegance Troy held as one of America’s most prosperous cities in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Holiday Greens Show offers an enchanting historic atmosphere in which communities and families come together in the tradition of holiday joy and cheer.
Holiday Greens Show Admission
Adults | $10
Seniors | $6
Children 5 - 16 | $5
Children under 4 | free
Community Night 5-8pm Thursday | Free admission Holiday crafts for the kids, story time in the front parlor by the main Christmas tree plus a visit with Santa!
Candlelight Tours | $tbd | Guided tours of the house illuminated by candlelight. Call 272-7232 ext 10 for reservations.
Gingerbread Cookie Decorating | $5 per cookie | Bring the family to the Greens Show and decorate a delicious gingerbread cookie. Enjoy a family-friendly tour of the galleries and more. Space is limited; call 272-7232 to make your reservations.
Silent Auction for more than 40 fresh wreaths decorated by Van Rensselaer Garden Club members.