Theodore Roosevelt and Turn-of-the-Century Long Island
Join us on a 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 around the world. We’ll have a guided tour of his home, and then have time on our own to visit the museum or to explore the woodland, pastures, marshlands and beach. For lunch we will head to historic Oyster Bay to a restaurant featuring delicious food and memorabilia of Roosevelt and the area. Then we will visit Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the former home of John S. Phipps, heir to a steel fortune. This magnificent mansion was completed in 1905, and is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts. It is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. We will have guided tours of the house and gardens.
Cost includes transportation, entrance fees, lunch, snacks and gratuities.
552 – $154
6:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 6:45 a.m.