New York
The Roosevelts: The Life and Legacy of Franklin and Eleanor
Dive deep into the world of the Roosevelts as you visit their Hudson Valley home, attend lectures at the FDR Presidential Library and discover their haunts along the Hudson River.
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Program No. 16009RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Examine the ideals and achievements of American history’s foremost “power couple” of the 20th century as well as influences of the area they called home. The only U.S. president elected to more than two terms, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the architect of the nation we know today, implementing extraordinary transformations of American government, economy and culture. Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of these two great Americans and their remarkable lives during presentations and field trips to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum; the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill; their beloved Hudson Valley home, Springwood; and FDR’s private retreat, Top Cottage. A cruise on the beautiful Hudson River is a special highlight.
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On Your Feet
Walking up to a mile per day. Standing at historic sites and museums.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit the Roosevelts' beloved Hudson Valley home, Springwood and FDR's private retreat, Top Cottage, to learn firsthand about their lives.
  • Voyage on the beautiful Hudson River for insight into its influence on the family.
  • Education specialists at Hyde Park provide expert insight into the Roosevelts, their era and the Presidential Library system.
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George Burke
George Burke has been hosting Mount Saint Mary College's Road Scholar program for 17 years, and has served as an adjunct instructor of history and communication at the college since 1990. A favorite of Road Scholar participants, George has been repeatedly complimented for his knowledge of the area and his humor.
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