Splendor in the Hudson Valley: Union Church & Kykuit
Union Church of Pocantico Hills looks modest from the outside, but inside its splendor is revealed. Light flows through nine stained glass windows created by Marc Chagall and the beautiful rose window designed by Henri Matisse, his last work of art. All were commissioned by the Rockefellers to honor various members of their family. We’ll start with a guided tour of Union Church, and then enjoy a buffet lunch at Philipsburg Manor, a thriving milling and trading complex in 1750. You can explore the manor house and working gristmill on your own. Next we board a shuttle bus to Kykuit, where we’ll take a guided tour of the magnificent house and gardens, home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. We’ll hear their stories as we go through the mansion’s finely furnished first floor rooms. In the terraced garden we’ll view spring blooms and Nelson Rockefeller’s collection of 20th century sculpture. Wear sturdy shoes as the tour will include considerable walking, sometimes on uneven ground.
Cost includes transportation, entrance fees, guides, lunch, snacks and gratuities.
553 – $164
7:30 a.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High
School promptly at 7:30 a.m.