03/26/2013Location: Vanderbilt Mansion NHS and Staatsburgh State Historic Site Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM,1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free at Vanderbilt Mansion NHS, $2.00 per child at Staatsburgh Contact Phone Number: 845-486-1966
Join us for a day of exploring the lives of the Vanderbilts and Mills families through the eyes of their servants. At the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, and Staatsburgh State Historic Site, you will step back in time to 100 years ago by role playing some of the responsibilities undertaken by the servants. Begin the day with a Servants & Stewards tour at the Vanderbilt Mansion. Be prepared to take on the role of the Butler, the Head Housekeeper, or another servant. After the tour, wander the beautiful grounds before your noon lunch break.
In the afternoon head 4 miles north on Rt. 9 to Staatsburgh State Historic Site to put your new skills to work. The Vanderbilts are coming for dinner with the Mills family, and the servants must get everything ready! In a hands-on exercise, the servants will prepare Staatsburgh's majestic mar-ble dining room for the guests in Gilded Age Style. Earn your certificate of successful employment at the end of the day.
Cost for Staatsburgh $2.00 per child, pay when you get there.
Ages 8 - 12, parents welcome
Limit # participants: 50