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Exploring The Historic Hudson River Valley: A Landscape That Defined America

Program Number: 20509RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/28/2013 - 8/2/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Hudson Valley, New York
Price starting at: $641.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: History & Culture; Theater Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

The Hudson River Valley has been called the landscape that defined America. Join us to explore its nationally significant cultural and historic heritage with expert background presentations and field trips to iconic sites such as Washington's final Revolutionary Headquarters in Newburgh. Enjoy an afternoon cruise on the majestic Hudson to appreciate the splendid scenery.




Highlights

• It's been 45 years! Discover the Museum at Bethel Woods and celebrate The Story of the 60's at the site of the Woodstock Festival.
• Attend a performance of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival with its amazing background view of the Hudson River.
• Explore New Paltz’s historic Huguenot Street, one of the nation’s oldest, featuring seven unique stone houses dating to the early 1700s, a burial ground and a reconstructed 1717 stone church.



Activity Particulars

Program gets you on your feet and includes activities such as walking up to a mile in a day and standing during field trips.




Date Specific Information

7-28-2013

Experience and explore the spectacular Mohonk Mountain House, a Victorian castle built in 1869.



Coordinated by Mount Saint Mary College.




Hudson Valley

The Hudson River Valley north of New York City harbors a mix of quaint villages and marvelous mansions, as well as historic sites like the Roosevelt homes in Hyde Park and Val-Kill. The area also boasts numerous art museums and concert venues, and its hamlets and towns are ideal starting points for discoveries of the Catskills and Shawangunk Ridge.



Accommodations
College campus suites with private baths, air-conditioning and breathtaking views of the Hudson River.
Meals and Lodgings
   Mount Saint Mary College
  Mount Saint Mary College 6 nights
 Mount Saint Mary College
Type: Campus/Dorm
  Description: Our lovely campus has a beautiful view of the Hudson River. We are located in historic Newburgh, home to Washington's Revolutionary War Headquarters and closeby to West Point, Hyde Park, and many other attractions. The campus features a modern library and a gym/recreation complex which is shared with other programs.
  Contact info: 330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar
  Room amenities: The rooms will be clean and comfortable. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. However, participant may want to bring their own alarm clock, radio, reading lamp, hair dryer, extra pillow .... for their comfort.
  Facility amenities: Our secure accommodations are eight years old with air conditioning, private baths and amazing views of the Hudson River!
  Smoking allowed: No
  Bathroom: Sakac Hall rooms are a typical suite set-up. Each bedroom has its own bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door and one must step into shared area (not hallway) to go into the bathroom.
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $40 single / $60 double We are sorry we cannot accommodate extra night stayovers unless it is a bridge between two programs.
  Check in time: 2:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $40 single / $60 double We are sorry we cannot accommodate extra night stayovers unless it is a bridge between two programs.
  Check out time: 1:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
2:00 check in time You will be staying at Mount Saint Mary College that night.
  End of Program:
1 p.m. You will be staying at Mount Saint Mary College the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Please carry photo id.
  Parking availability:
The closest airport is Stewart - a cab ride away. Metro North out of Grand Central to Beacon. Shortline out of Port Authority to Newburgh. For airports - there are several within 1.5 hours, call for further information or help with transportation needs
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Mount Saint Mary College
  Nearest city or town:  Newburgh
  Nearest highway: NYS Thruway (Rte. 87) and Rte. 84
  Nearest airport:  Stewart International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Mount Saint Mary College
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Newburgh / NYC

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Metro North Railroad
phone: 800-638-7646

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Senior Fare: approx. $12
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 hours + 10 minute cab ride 

   

The campus is also accessible by air (Stewart International Airport in Newburgh (10 minutes from campus) or Albany International, Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark - (all approx. 1.5 - 2 hrs. away) and bus - Shortline from Port Authority in NYC. Please call our office and we will be happy to help you with any needed information about transportation from the different airports: 845 565 2076

 
Driving Directions
  East, West, North/South From points East Take I-84 west to second Newburgh exit, 10S. Bear sharply right on exit ramp and go 1/4 mile to traffic light at intersection of Rt. 9W and Rt. 32. Turn right onto Rt. 9W south. At second light (Sunoco gas station is on the left), turn left onto North Plank Road, which becomes North St. Turn right at next traffic light onto Powell Avenue; the Mount is 1/4 mile on left. From points North or South Take the New York State Thruway to Newburgh exit 17. Go through tollbooth, bear right and follow signs for I-84. Take I-84 east to Newburgh exit 10. At the bottom of exit ramp, turn right onto Rt. 9W south. At first light (Sunoco gas station is on the left) turn left onto North Plank Road, which becomes North St. Turn right at next traffic light onto Powell Avenue; the Mount is 1/4 mile on left. From points West Take I-84 east to Newburgh Exit 10. At bottom of exit ramp, turn right onto Rt. 9W south. At first light (Sunoco gas station is on the left) turn left onto North Plank Road which becomes North St. Turn right at next traffic light onto Powell Avenue; the Mount is 1/4 mile on left.
  Newburgh A car rental is suggested as best to fulfill sightseeing needs during free time.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome to the Mount!
(Sunday, July 28)

Note: A tour of the campus and orientation for the week as well as a welcome dinner.



   
 Afternoon: Welcome to Mount Saint Mary College! Check in is between 2-4 p.m. in Sakac Hall.
 Dinner: Following check-in we will tour the lovely Mount campus ending at Aquinas Hall to enjoy a welcome dinner and have an orientation.
   
Accommodations: Mount Saint Mary College
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: A special lecture and a tour of the beautiful Huguenot Street.
(Monday, July 29)

Note: We are v. fortunate to be visiting Huguenot Street at the time of completion of a major restoration of the interior of the Abraham Hasbrouck House, c. 1721. Please see: www.huguenotstreet.org for a preview of what is in store for you!



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dormitory.
 Morning: We will travel to America's oldest street, the beautiful Huguenot Street in New Paltz for a lecture and a tour. The seven stone houses and several accompanying structures in the district were built in the early 18th century by Huguenot settlers fleeing discrimination and religious persecution in France and Belgium. The house museums are in their original village setting.
 Lunch: We will have lunch and then proceed to a tour at Washington's final Revolutionary Headquarters.
 Dinner: After dinner there will be a class or a film shown.
   
Accommodations: Mount Saint Mary College
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: You will have some free time today to tour on your own. All kinds of information will be available to you.
(Tuesday, July 30)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dorm.
 Morning: This morning there will be a class or some entertainment.
 Lunch: You will have an afternoon of free time to enjoy the area. Please ask for suggestions of where to visit!
 Dinner: Tonight there will be a class or some entertainment.
   
Accommodations: Mount Saint Mary College
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: A day at Mohonk Mountain House!!
(Wednesday, July 31)

Note: On cliffs of the Shawangunk Mountains sits a Victorian castle built in 1869. We will spend the day here enjoying the spectacular gardens and views and a luncheon as well.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dorm.
 Morning: This morning we will leave for a day at Mohonk Mountain House that will include a luncheon and time to enjoy the incredible gardens and grounds of this luxurious forested retreat nestled in the Shawangunk Mountains. Built in 1869 this enchanting Victorian castle will enchant you! (www.Mohonk.com)
 Lunch: Following a luncheon you can continue to enjoy the grounds and gift shops at Mohonk. Our day here will end with lemonade and cookies!
 Dinner: Tonight there will be a class or entertainment.
   
Accommodations: Mount Saint Mary College
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: A visit to Gomez Mill House and a cruise on the Hudson River!
(Thursday, August 1)

Note: Gomez Mill House is the oldest Jewish residence in the US. We will also tour Washington's final Revolutionary War Headquarters. The Hudson River, 315 miles long, flows from north to south. It begins at Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack Mountains, flows past the state capital at Albany, and forms the boundary between NY City and NJ. Because its current changes four times every day it is also called the "river that flows both ways."



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dorm.
 Morning: We will tour Gomez Mill House and learn its amazing history. The oldest Jewish residence in North America, the Gomez Mill House was built in 1714 by Luis Moses Gomez, a Sephardic Jew, for his trading operations along the nearby Hudson River. The House's interior has been restored to reflect all of the home's residents.
 Lunch: Following lunch we will cruise the beautiful Hudson River. A relaxing couple of hours on what you've been looking at all week from the dorm! The Hudson River is a 315-mile watercourse that flows from north to south. The highest official source is at Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack Mountains. It flows southward past the state capital at Albany and then eventually forms the boundary between New York City and New Jersey. The Hudson's current changes direction four times every day as ocean tides pulse upriver to the Troy dam so is known as the river that flows both ways.
 Dinner: Following dinner we will have a farewell party!
   
Accommodations: Mount Saint Mary College
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: A class about the historic Hudson Valley.
(Friday, August 2)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is served in the dorm.
 Morning: The final class about this historic Hudson Valley will take place.
 Lunch: Following checking out and lunch the program is officially over for this week. We appreciate you coming to Mount Saint Mary College Road Scholar Program!
   
Accommodations: Mount Saint Mary College
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Mount Saint Mary College Mount Saint MaryCollege
There is a morning or afternoon of free time scheduled during the week. Directions to local points of interest such as West Point or Washington's Headquarters are provided. For those without a car there are local taxi companies and the rates are reasonable. Prior to your visit you may check the Mount website for suggestions of places to visit! For additional information, visit www.msmc.edu/Road Scholar/
  Newburgh Mount Saint Mary College
The Mount campus is accessible by car, train (Metro North Railroad from Grand Central Station / Beacon station), and bus (Newburgh Shortline Station). A car rental is suggested as the best way to fulfill sightseeing needs during free time.
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

What’s included in this Road Scholar program?



Except for the occasional meal on some programs, Road Scholar programs are all-inclusive. That means there are no extra “options,” no passing the hat for tips and no surprises. From lectures and field trips to gratuities and accommodations – the price you pay up front is the price you pay.

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