Hudson Valley History & Mansions Sightseeing Program

Sightseeing and Attractions: (Duration: 8 hours with a Licensed NYC Tour Guide)

Visit historic Hyde Park with a grand tour of both Roosevelt homes and a visit to one of the masterpieces of the Gilded Age. Your Hudson Valley guide will detail the area’s human history, geology, wine making, and more.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

“All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River.”- FDR

This quote captures FDR’s connection to Springwood, the estate that he loved and the place he considered home.  The first US Presidential Library was started by FDR here.  Visit the home of FDR and Presidential Library & Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms.

Vanderbilt Mansion

The Spanish Revival Mansion with its 24 rooms was built in three stages from 1910 until 1936.  Rooms in the historic house are on exhibit and exemplify the eclectic taste and collecting interests of William K. Vanderbilt II.  The mansion was designed by the New York architectural firm Warren & Wetmore, whose Grand Central Station in New York City [1903 – 13] was designed and built for the New York Central Railroad, one of several Vanderbilt family enterprises.  Later additions to the mansion and other state buildings were executed by architect Ronald H. Pearce, who trained in the office of Warren & Wetmore and continued to make improvements at “Eagle’s Nest” after Warren’s retirement in 1931.

 

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