Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise Aboard American Glory
October 19–25, 2013
Autumn colors in the Hudson River Valley form the backdrop to this popular cruise. Included are a private visit to the home of Hudson River School painter Jasper F. Cropsey; Revolutionary War sites in Newburgh; Frank Gehry's Fisher Center for the Performing Arts; and Springwood, home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Other highlights include Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill, the Rockefellers' Kykuit mansion, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and an exclusive visit to Richard Jenrette's home, Edgewater.
Study Leader Information
John Meffert, historian, consultant on Heritage Conservation Services, and former director of the National Trust's Southern Office
Arrive independently in New York City; Have lunch aboard as the ship departs for Sleepy Hollow, NY; Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage along the Hudson River and an introductory lecture by John Meffert, Welcome Reception and dinner
Visit Ever Rest, the home and studio of Jasper F. Cropsey, Hudson River School painter; This afternoon tour Boscobel, a neoclassical-style mansion built in 1804 offers splendid views of the Hudson River
This morning, tour the Captain David Crawford House which has one of the most unique collections of early Hudson Valley artwork, as well as archival photographs of the region; enjoy a guided tour of the Karpeles Manuscript Museum; The Federal-style Goldsmith Denniston House offers stunning views of the Hudson River; take a walking tour of the United States Military Academy at West Point; Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and a lecture by John Meffert while cruising to Poughkeepsie this evening
Visit the Roosevelt National Historic Site, which includes the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and his birthplace; Enjoy a special visit to Eleanor Roosevelt’s home Val Kill; Continue to Vassar College for a tour of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, showcasing works by numerous Hudson River School artist
Tour the elegant interior of the Fred J. Johnston Museum, c. 1812; Visit the 1676 Senate House in Kingston, the oldest public building in America; view the Richard B. Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, Collaborating on the acoustical and interior design was Yasuhisa Toyota; private visit to Edgewater, the exquisite 1820 home of the founder of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, known for its important collection of Duncan Phyfe and Federal-era decorative arts
Visit Kykuit, the palatial estate in Pocantico Hills and National Trust Historic Site that was home to three generations of the Rockefeller family; enjoy a private visit at Lyndhurst (1838); Alexander Jackson Davis designed the Gothic Revival mansion on 67-acres overlooking the river; visit Union Church of Pocantico Hills, built in 13th-century English Gothic style, its crowning glory is stained glass windows by Matisse and Chagall; Gather aboard the American Glory for a farewell reception and dinner
New York City; Disembark American Glory
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