Nat'l Historic Landmark. Ancestral home and estate of Robert R. Livingston, who drafted the Declaration of Independence, negotiated the Louisiana Purchase and teamed up with Robert Fulton to develop the first steamboat the North River Steamboat later, know as "the Clermont”. Gardens and picnicking. Site also features 8 km of cross country skiing. During 2007 Clermont celebrates the 200th anniversary of the maiden voyage of Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat (The Clermont) during the Steamboat Days at Clermont August 18 - 19, 2007 and various exhibits and symposiums during the year.