New York
Autumn in the Historic Hudson River Valley
Gain a deeper understanding of the Hudson River Valley as you explore New Paltz’s historic Huguenot Street, visit the Roosevelt’s Springwood home and sail the picturesque Hudson River.
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Program No. 21068RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

The Hudson River Valley in autumn is rich in vibrant color and nation-changing history. An exceptional learning adventure brings the valley to life as you walk down America’s oldest street and discover the important role of the Hudson River at the Maritime Museum. Explore General George Washington’s final military headquarters, FDR’s home and Eleanor’s Val-Kill, and cap off a memorable week with a study cruise on the spectacular waters of the Hudson, taking in views of the valley and West Point Military Academy.
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Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.
  • Experience Springwood, the beloved home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as Val-Kill, the only National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady.
  • Cruise the Hudson River past quaint sleepy villages, historic lighthouses and sumptuous estates.

General Notes

Check out the summer version of this program, #20509, staying on Mount Saint Mary's College campus with gorgeous views of the Hudson.
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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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