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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Program intended for grandchildren from 8 - 12 years of age.

Participate in the daily life of an early 19th-century frontier family while exploring the natural setting of 500-acre Watson Homestead. Participate in hands-on experiences including blacksmithing, open-hearth cooking, tin-punching, blowing a glass ornament and more. Take field trips to Watkins Glen Gorge and other sites, make art projects, wade in the creek, climb the 36-foot climbing tower, archery and much more during this Intergenerational week of fun.


• Explore the Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum complex, including the inn built in 1796, one-room schoolhouse, early 19th-century log cabin and agricultural exhibit.
• Discover glassmaking past and present at the Corning Museum of Glass, with its studio, Innovation Center and hot-glass show.
• At the Glenn Curtiss Museum see "Curtiss Jenny" and other early aeroplanes and make a model airplane.

Program Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12. For a comparable Family program that includes all generations, click here

Activity Notes

Walking and standing up to one-half mile, two hours; uneven terrain.

Coordinated by Watson Homestead Conference Center.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
14 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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