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An Oyster Bay Day
May 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm$140 – $165
On Long Island’s North Shore we will visit Sagamore Hill, the mansion Theodore Roosevelt built in 1884-85 and used during the summers of his presidency, 1901-08. Family furnishings remain in the house. Time permitting, a drive through part of what was Louis Comfort Tiffany’s estate will afford glimpses of remain-ing elements. After lunch we go to Raynham Hall. The oldest part of this house, built in 1738, has ties to Revolutionary War spies. A Victorian wing was added in 1852. Our last stop will be at Coe Hall and Planting Fields Arboretum. The 65-room Tudor Revival style mansion was built in the early 20th century for William R. Coe, an insurance executive, and his wife, Mai, heiress of a Standard Oil fortune. Hundreds of acres of gardens surround the mansion.
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This tour is limited to 34 participants
FEES: $140 for Victorian Society New York Members, $165 for others
Paid reservations must be received by Thursday, April 26
Participants in our educational tours must be in excellent health. They must be able to participate safely in the activities involved and keep pace with the group. Sites we visit may have challenging stairs or steep or rocky hills. If you have any doubt about your ability to participate fully due to health conditions or disabilities, contact Victorian Society New York at email@example.com or (212) 886-3742. Victorian Society New York reserves the right to decline to accept or refuse to retain any person as a member of our tours at any time.