Staatsburgh was one of many country estates dotting the shores of the picturesque Hudson Valley. Yet, during the 18th and 19th Centuries, there were similar country estates in rural New York City!

Join Architectural Conservator TR Revella-Hamilton for an exploration of the once-rural past of New York City and the great country houses that stretched across that lost country setting. Long before urban development of modern-New York, bucolic rolling hills, dotted with small farms stretched across the five boroughs. Within this idyllic landscape, New Yorkers built grand country residences in the Manhattan countryside; countryside that, within a few short generations, would be consumed by an ever-expanding metropolis.

After the talk, enjoy a Prosecco reception, hosted in Staatsburgh’s Gilded Age dining room, followed by an optional tour of the rest of the mansion, led by Staatsburgh staff. The mansion tour requires an additional ticket add-on purchased during check-out.

Attendees may also enjoy a stroll along the Hudson River on the Staatsburgh estate grounds, or a hike on the woodland trails in adjacent Mills and Norrie State Parks.

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