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New York: A peek inside Hudson River Valley mansions
The sprawling homes of the Hudson River Valley are architectural standouts with a historic pedigree. Beverly Hills architectural and interior design historian Eleanor Schrader Schapa and furniture expert and museum consultant Philip Zimmerman will lead an October tour of 19th century homes in Federalist, Victorian and Gothic Revival styles along the waterway north of New York City.
The tour begins with a stay at the Waldorf Astoria New York before leaving Manhattan via private shuttle to tour mansions inside and out. Stops include the Olana House, home of painter Frederick Edwin Church, and Boscobel, a 19th century example of Federalist design. Other stops include the Sleepy Hollow area and the U.S. military academy at West Point.
The price of the Oct. 6-10 tour is $2,050 per person for a private room, $1,750 per person for a shared room. It includes ground transportation, lodgings, some meals and entrance to homes and museums. Airfare is extra. For more information, contact Eleanor Schrader Schapa at email@example.com. Here's a sample of the mansions you'll see on this tour.
-- Mary Forgione
August 28, 2013