Sightseeing and Attractions: (Duration: 9 hours with a Licensed NYC Tour Guide)
On this one-of-a-kind trip exploring the Hudson Valley mansions, you’ll 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. A trip to the Hudson Valley is not complete without basking in the beauty of the historical sites and homes throughout the area. Hudson Valley mansions are a true gem and a must-see attraction when visiting.
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.
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Staatsburgh State Historic Site was the elegant country home of Ogden Mills and his wife Ruth Livingston Mills. Sitting atop a grassy hill overlooking the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, their house is a fine example of a great estate built by America’s financial and industrial leaders during the Gilded Age. In the 1890s, Mr. and Mrs. Mills commissioned the prestigious New York City architectural firm of McKim Mead and White to remodel and enlarge their home. A year later, the house had been transformed from a 25-room Greek Revival style home into a Beaux-Arts mansion of 65 rooms and 14 bathrooms.
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