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Date(s) - Fri, Jun 24, 2022
10:00 am-11:00 am
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Staatsburgh State Historic Site offers a guided landscape tour entitled “What You See… and What You Don’t See” on the Gilded Age estate’s beautiful grounds overlooking the Hudson River.
In 1895, Staatsburgh’s landscape architect designed a glorious setting that showcased the good life in the Gilded Age, while deliberately using landscape elements to hide the technology and labor that made a turn-of-the-century estate run. Using historic photos of the grounds, the tour will show what visitors would have seen 100 years ago, but also step “behind the curtain” to show what was hidden from them.
The tour will be about one mile of mostly level terrain, with some uphill walking. The program, including the walk, discussion, and looking at historic photos, will take about 1½ hours. The event will be canceled in the event of heavy rain.
There is no charge for the tour, but visitors must make an online reservation in advance.