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Sun 01 Sep
Gilded Age Scandals! 12:30PM
Sunday, September 1, 2019 until 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
Mon 02 Sep
A Life in Service Servants Tour
Monday, September 2, 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
Sat 07 Sep
America's Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, September 7, 2019 until Sunday, September 8, 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 08 Sep
What You See and What You Don't See Landscape Walk
Sunday, September 8, 2019 02:00 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 14 Sep
A Closer Look: A Curator-Guided Exploration of the Hidden & Hard-to-see (call for tour times)
Saturday, September 14, 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
Sun 15 Sep
A Life in Service Servants Tour
Sunday, September 15, 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
Sat 21 Sep
Americas' Elite in the Downton Abbey Era
Saturday, September 21, 2019 until 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