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Sat 21 Sep
Americas' Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Highlighting Staatsburgh’s real-life counterparts of the Downton Abbey characters, this tour, led by a costumed interpreter, will explore how servants prepared for a busy weekend of entertaining, and how the Millses’ daughter, like Downton Abbey’s Cora, married into the British aristocracy. Reservations required – (845) 889-8851 x 300. Cost: $10; $8 seniors and students; $6 Friends of Mills.
Registration: Required
Sun 22 Sep
America's Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Highlighting Staatsburgh’s real-life counterparts of the Downton Abbey characters, this tour, led by a costumed interpreter, will explore how servants prepared for a busy weekend of entertaining, and how the Millses’ daughter, like Downton Abbey’s Cora, married into the British aristocracy. Reservations required – (845) 889-8851 x 300. Cost: $10; $8 seniors and students; $6 Friends of Mills.
Registration: Required
Sun 22 Sep
What You See and What You Don't See Landscape Walk
Sunday, September 22, 2019 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

A guided walk through the estate’s grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh’s owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Cost: Free
Sat 28 Sep
A Closer Look: A Curator-Guided Exploration of the Hidden & Hard-to-see (call for tour times)
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

In this special tour by reservation, Staatsburgh’s Curator, Dr. Maria Reynolds, will focus on a selection of objects—from works of art to books, tools, you name it—that are not accessible or easily seen on tour, or which tell a special story. Reservations required – (845) 889-8851 x 300. Cost: $10; $8 seniors and students; $6 Friends of Mills.
Registration: Required
Sat 28 Sep
A Life in Service Servants Tour
Saturday, September 28, 2019 12:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

It took a small army to run this 79-room Gilded Age estate. See the mansion through the servants’ eyes, as they rose before dawn and toiled until after midnight. The tour will include visiting the unrestored servants’ hall. Even in its unrestored state, the hall is a striking artifact of the servant life and work, featuring the servants’ dining room, the footmen’s bedrooms and the tiled kitchen with its massive coal range. Reservations required – (845) 889-8851 x 300. Cost: $10; $8 students and seniors; $6 Friends of Mills.
Registration: Required
Sun 29 Sep
Gilded Age Scandals!
Sunday, September 29, 2019 12:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Ruth and Ogden Mills were paragons of respectability, but their Gilded Age friends were not! Learn about the scandalous behavior and intrigues of the very rich at the turn-of-the-century while touring the mansion.

Reservations required: (845) 889-8851 x 300. Cost: $10; $8 seniors and students; $6 Friends of Mills.

Registration: Required
Sat 05 Oct
A Closer Look: A Curator-Guided Exploration of the Hidden & Hard-to-See
Saturday, October 5, 2019 12:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

In this special tour, Staatsburgh's curator will focus on a selection of objects that are not easily seen on the usual tour, or which tell a special story. Reservations required; call 845-889-8851 to reserve. Cost: $10/Adults, $8 Students & Seniors, $6/Friends

Registration: Required
Sat 05 Oct
Woman on a Wheel: Learn and Burn (calories)
Saturday, October 5, 2019 02:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Guest historian Kjirsten Gustavson discusses the impact of the bicycle on women’s social status during the years before suffrage. Her talk will be followed by an optional 30-minute bike ride through the site and hamlet and refreshments. Bring your bike! Reservations required – (845) 889-8851 x 300. Rain Date: October 6

Cost: $5/Adults, $1/Child

Sun 06 Oct
Americas' Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Sunday, October 6, 2019 12:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Highlighting Staatsburgh's real-life counterparts of the Downton Abbey characters, this tour, led by a costumed interpreter, will explore how the servants prepared for a busy weekend of entertaining...and how the Mills' daughter, like Downton's Cora, married into the British aristocracy. Reservations required; call 845-889-8851 to reserve.Cost: $10/Adults, $8 Students & Seniors, $6/Friends

Registration: Required
Sat 12 Oct
Americas' Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Highlighting Staatsburgh's real-life counterparts of the Downton Abbey characters, this tour, led by a costumed interpreter, will explore how the servants prepared for a busy weekend of entertaining...and how the Mills' daughter, like Downton's Cora, married into the British aristocracy. Reservations required; call 845-889-8851 to reserve.Cost: $10/Adults, $8 Students & Seniors, $6/Friends

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Oct
A Life in Service Servants Tour
Sunday, October 13, 2019 12:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

It took a small army to run Staatsburgh, and on this tour we will see the mansion through the servants' eyes. Servants rose before dawn and toiled until after midnight. The tour will include visiting the unrestored servants' hall. Reservations required; call 845-889-8851 to reserve.Cost: $10/Adults, $8 Students & Seniors, $6/Friends

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Oct
A Closer Look: A Curator-Guided Exploration of the Hidden & Hard-to-See
Sunday, October 13, 2019 02:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

In this special tour, Staatsburgh's curator will focus on a selection of objects that are not easily seen on the usual tour, or which tell a special story. Reservations required; call 845-889-8851 to reserve. Cost: $10/Adults, $8 Students & Seniors, $6/Friends

Registration: Required
Mon 14 Oct
Americas' Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Monday, October 14, 2019 12:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Highlighting Staatsburgh's real-life counterparts of the Downton Abbey characters, this tour, led by a costumed interpreter, will explore how the servants prepared for a busy weekend of entertaining...and how the Mills' daughter, like Downton's Cora, married into the British aristocracy. Reservations required; call 845-889-8851 to reserve.Cost: $10/Adults, $8 Students & Seniors, $6/Friends

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Oct
Americas' Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Highlighting Staatsburgh's real-life counterparts of the Downton Abbey characters, this tour, led by a costumed interpreter, will explore how the servants prepared for a busy weekend of entertaining...and how the Mills' daughter, like Downton's Cora, married into the British aristocracy. Reservations required; call 845-889-8851 to reserve.Cost: $10/Adults, $8 Students & Seniors, $6/Friends

Registration: Required
Sun 20 Oct
A Gathering of Old Cars
Sunday, October 20, 2019 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Come see classic cars in a Great Gatsby setting during peak leaf-peeping season. Food vendors, car competitions, and a breath-taking view of the river. Mansion tours available for site admission fee.

Cost: Free

Sat 26 Oct
Craft Workshop: Make a Balsam Pillow
Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:30 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Get a jump-start on holiday gifts and make a fragrant balsam pillow; all materials and light refreshments provided.

Cost: $8 per person; $6/Friends

Registration: Required