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Conference May 28-31 2015 in Tarrytown, New York
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Travel Classics East 2015

May 28-31, 2015 in Tarrytown, New York

Familiarization Tours

Mansions & Munitions

A look at how millionaires lived and West Point.
Two Days or More
Day One Kykuit:
Travel to Kykuit, home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Tour the expansive terraced gardens filled with 20th century sculpture, take time to see the antique auto and horse-drawn carriage collections. The remarkable beaux-arts landscape was created in the early 1900s. The Rockefeller's outstanding art collection includes works by Henry Moore, David Smith, Louise Nevelson and Alexander Calder as well as Picasso tapestries.
(914) 631-9491, hudsonvalley.org/historic-sites/kykuit

Boscobel:
Boscobel in Garrison is a great example of Federal architecture with an extensive collection of period furniture and decorative arts. The rose garden features 140 varieties of roses with a bubbling fountain as its center. A 1-mile Woodland Trail takes you through the wooded landscape to spectacular vistas of the Hudson River.
(845) 265-3638, boscobel.org

Overnight in the Hudson Valley.
concert at West Point
Outdoor concert at West Point
Day Two West Point Tour:
One of the highlights of the Hudson Valley is seeing the million dollar view from the United States Military Academy, the oldest in the United States. Hear the fascinating and often amusing history of this landmark institution as you travel to Trophy Point with its million dollar view of the Hudson River, and the stunning Cadet Chapel where cadets worship and are often married!
(845) 446-4724, westpointtours.com

Historic Huguenot Street:
Historic Huguenot Street preserves the village created by a small group of Huguenot refugees who founded New Paltz. This 10-acre National Historic Landmark District includes a Visitor Center, seven original historic stone houses dating from the early 1700s, a reconstructed 1717 Huguenot church, exhibit and program spaces, archaeological sites and a buriel ground that dates to the very first settlers. The DuBois Fort Visitor Center is open seven days a week 10:00am to 5:00pm. Tour, interpretations and special programs offered year-round.
(845) 255-1660, huguenotstreet.org

FDR:
Over the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge for a guided tour of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Home, Library and Museum. Experience the very home where our 32nd president lived the majority of his life. Roosevelt was laid to rest on the grounds as well in the aesthetically pleasing Rose Garden. Needless to say, FDR loved his estate in Hyde Park and after visiting it, you will too.
(845) 229-9115, nps.gov/hofr

If times permits - Lyndhurst:
The tour ends with a visit to Lyndhurst, an 1838 Gothic Revival mansion owned after 1880 by financier Jay Gould. Enjoy seasonal river views and magnificent gardens, an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design.
(914) 631-448, lyndhurst.org
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