Staatsburgh State Historic Site will host “The Real Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era,” a tour set for Sundays, May 22nd and 29th, and Saturday, May 28th.
The Staatsburgh Site includes the elegant country home of Ogden Mills and his wife Ruth Livingston Mills overlooking the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains in Staatsburgh, Dutchess County, NY.
This tour highlights the real-life characters and themes at Staatsburgh that parallel Downton Abbey and HBO’s The Gilded Age. Led by a costumed interpreter, the 90 minute tour shows how servants and the Mills family conducted a busy weekend of high society entertaining, comparing Staatsburgh to what viewers saw on TV.
Tours will begin at 1 pm. Reservations are required and can be completed online. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and free for children 12 and under.
Photo of The Real Gilded Age provided.