New York
The Hudson River Valley: A Landscape That Defined America
The Hudson River Valley has inspired the likes of Rockwell, Roosevelt and Washington Irving. Come find your own inspiration as you learn the story of this uniquely American landscape.
Rating (5)
Program No. 20509RJ
6 days
Starts at
Getting There
See travel details and required documents

At a Glance

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

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy an afternoon study cruise on the majestic Hudson amid splendid scenery to gain perspectives on the important role of the river.
  • On some dates, explore West Point, the beautiful Boscobel Mansion on the banks of the Hudson River and Washington's final Revolutionary War Headquarters in Newburgh.
  • Learn about the great Hudson River estates built during the Gilded Age with visits to the Vanderbilt and Staatsburgh mansions.
Featured Expert
All Experts
Profile Image
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.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

Profile Image
George Burke
View biography
<%= Bio %>
Suggested Reading List
View 4 books

Click here to provide website feedback
Website Feedback