Wilderstein Historic Site, with its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and Calvert Vaux designed landscape, is widely regarded as one of the Hudson Valley’s most important examples of Victorian architecture. The estate was the home of Margaret (Daisy) Suckley, whose extraordinarily close relationship with Franklin Delano Roosevelt has been well-chronicled and is the subject of much interest. Wilderstein’s guided tour includes the elaborate 1888 interiors of the first floor of the mansion, the exterior architecture, landscape, annual exhibition, and video. After our tour, we depart for The Rhinecliff on the Hudson River. Take in the stunning views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains from your table during your exquisitely prepared lunch in this historic boutique hotel (circa 1854). Choice of entrée: Herb-rubbed Roast Breast of Chicken w/Mushroom-Madeira Cream Sauce, Baked Atlantic Salmon w/Chive Beurre Blanc or Pennette Pasta w/Seasonal Vegetables, Caramelized Onions and Crème Fraiche. Dessert includes vanilla ice cream w/warm caramel sauce and coffee or tea. Please indicate choice when registering. Our last stop is historic Rhinebeck, home to over 359 sites on the National Historic Register and numerous restaurants, cafes, boutique and antique shops. You will have time on your own to explore this historic village that was established by the Dutch Colonials in 1688 and also visit the Beekman Arms in the heart of town, America’s oldest operating inn, where our founding fathers discussed the Revolutionary War.