THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND TURN OF THE CENTURY LONG ISLAND
We’ll journey to beautiful Long Island to see how the other half lived. We’ll begin with a visit to Sagamore Hill, the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919. From 1902 to 1908, Roosevelt used this “Summer White House” to host luminaries from around the country and the world. We’ll have a guided tour of this National Historic Site. Then we will have time on our own to visit the Museum or to explore the 83 acres of woodland, pastures, marshlands and beach. Then we will head “downtown” to historic Oyster Bay for lunch at Canterbury’s Oyster Bar & Grill featuring delicious “the best food on Long Island” and memorabilia of Roosevelt and the area. After lunch we will visit Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We’ll be given guided tours of this former home of John S. Phipps, heir to a steel fortune. Completed in 1906, this magnificent Charles II mansion is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts. We’ll be given guided tours of this house, nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes.
Cost includes transportation, entrance fees, lunch, snacks and gratuities.
554 – $144
6:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 6:45 a.m.