American Heritage Living History Productions and the Historical Society of Rockland County have teamed up to offer: “Drums Along the Mohawk” overnight, guided bus tour. This attraction dense trip occurs on Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th, 2014.
There will be two convenient departure and return points that take you to 12 upstate New York locations. The on-board guide, step-on guides, and off-bus docents will add rich commentary to enhance the factual aspects of the story.
Day one stops include: The home of General Philip Schuyler, one of George Washington’s original four major generals, the Van Schaick Mansion, departure point for Benedict Arnold’s rescue mission to the endangered Mohawk Valley residents, and a tour of the elegant Georgian-style mansion of the hero of the drama, General Nicholas Herkimer.
Saturday’s destination is the 5 pm performance of Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama by Walter D. Edmonds at Gelston Castle Estate in Mohawk, NY. This vivid adaptation of the beloved historical novel tells the story of a newlywed couple thrust into the brutal conflict of the American Revolution during the year 1777.
Southern departure and return point: West Nyack, NY: Motor coach departs August 9 at 7:30 am; returns 8/10 at 6 pm. Departure/return location is West Nyack Commuter Parking Lot.
Northern departure and return point: New Paltz, NY: 8:30 am arrival for 8:45 am departure from NYS Thruway Park and Ride located just north of toll. (NYS Thruway New Paltz exit northbound, 50 yards past and to left of tollbooths.)
Price: $279 per person, single occupancy; $244 per person, double occupancy. Price includes bus transportation; admission to all sites and stops, including the “Drums along the Mohawk” performance; lodging at Knights Inn, Little Falls, NY; and meals (except bring-your-own lunch for Saturday to eat on the bus). Meals will include pot roast dinner before the Saturday performance, a hotel snack after the performance, Sunday breakfast, Sunday lunch, and an on-board snack bag and water each day on the bus. Also, you will need to pack your own lawn chair or blanket for the outdoor performance.
The deadline for registration is June 30, 2014.
TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION, contact the Historical Society of Rockland County at (845) 634-9629
For more registration information and a complete itinerary, go to http://www.rocklandhistory.org/event.cfm?page=367.