Every year, the Rensselaer County Historical Society and the Van Rensselaer Garden Club present the Annual Greens Show at the Hart-Cluett House. The Holiday Greens Show is a Troy holiday tradition that transforms 12 rooms of the 1827 Federal-style Hart-Cluett House into a green winter wonderland. The Greens Show is the signature event that inspired Troy’s celebrated Victorian Stroll. Following the traditions of Victorian 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 Greens Show offers an enchanting historical atmosphere in which communities and families come together in the tradition of holiday joy and cheer. 

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Admission and Special Events

Admission
Adults | $7
Seniors | $5
Children over 4 | $3
Children under 4 | free

Community Night | Free admission | Holiday crafts for the kids, story time in the front parlor by the big Christmas tree and a visit with Santa.

Candlelight Tours | $10 |  Guided tours of the house illuminated by candlelight. Call 272-7232 for reservations. 

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating | $5 per cookie | Bring the family to the Greens Show and decorate a large homemade gingerbread house cookie. Enjoy a family-friendly tour of the Hart-Cluett House and more. Space is limited; call 272-7232 to make reservations.

Silent Auction for more than 40 wreaths made by the Garden Club members. 

Cluett Family Christmas Dinner, C. 1962

Cluett Family Christmas Dinner, C. 1962