Spring Trip to West Point and Boscobel


FALL, 2020

Join the Friends of the SCPL on Thursday, May 21st, for a spring day trip to Boscobel and the US Military Academy at West Point.

The price of the trip is $90 for Friends members and $100 for non-members. This price includes transportation, admissions, tours, a buffet luncheon and all gratuities. Make checks payable to Friends of the SCPL. CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

Boscobel is a beautiful, historic house museum in Garrison NY, overlooking the Hudson River.  It contains one of the finest collections of decorative arts, including furniture, from the Federal period. The Boscobel grounds contain extensive gardens filled with heirloom plants looking out across the river to dramatic views of West Point. We will have a guided tour of the house museum and you will also have time to explore the gardens and exhibits.

From Boscobel we will cross the river for lunch at the historic Thayer Hotel on the grounds of West Point. Steeped in history and surrounded by the imposing granite halls of the U.S. Military Academy, the Thayer Hotel at West Point is unlike any other. Visited by past U.S. Presidents, international leaders and celebrities alike, the Thayer Hotel is a national historic treasure. We will enjoy an extensive buffet lunch prepared by their award winning staff trained at the Culinary Institute of America.

Following lunch we will board our bus and a step-on guide will join us for a combined bus and walking tour of the US Military Academy at West Point. We will hear the story of its role in the Revolution and its famous history along with stories about graduates who have shaped our nation. The tour will bring the Long Gray Line to the present as you learn of the cadet experience and West Point’s continuing role in training the leaders of tomorrow.

***PLEASE NOTE: West Point requires you to bring a photo ID (passport or drivers license). We must let them know in advance your birthdate and the form of ID you will bring.***

We will be leaving at 8 AM on Thursday, May 21st, from the Schenectady Home Depot parking lot. Turn onto Watt St. off of the Crosstown (Rt. 7). Use the lot furthest from the Home Depot building. You will see the bus.

We will leave for home at the completion of our West Point tour, around 4:00PM, with an approximate arrival in Schenectady at 6:30 PM. 5. Please be sure to specify TRIPS on your envelope.

We are unable to take credit cards or phone reservations.. Don’t miss out on future Friends trips and events. Take advantage of the opportunity to join the SCPL Friends if you are not currently a member. New members can use the form provided at the bottom of trip registration to join or click here for registration information.

Questions? Contact us at scplfriendstrips@gmail.com or call Sue Crawford at 518-372–1198. We hope you can join us for what promises to be wonderful day.