- Explore historic sights that have shaped America
- See 60,000 military artefacts at the West Point Museum
Join an edifying tour through American military history with this New York gift experience taking you into the Hudson Valley. You’ll travel by luxury coach through postcard-perfect scenery to the fascinating West Point Museum, adjacent to the country’s most famous military academy. Here you can trace over 100 years of American military strength and battles, through some 60,000 artefacts including exhibits on the Buffalo Soldiers, the Manhattan Project, and a set of pistols that once belonged to Napoleon. You’ll see where George Washington delivered his Proclamation of Neutrality in 1793, during the war between France and Great Britain, and the landing sites of many of America’s first German settlers.
This New York day-trip takes around 11 hours, so naturally you’ll need some fuel. Included in your experience is not only a USD$30 dinner voucher to spend on authentic German cuisine during a restaurant stop, but also a brief breakfast at a Hudson Valley farm, one of the few remaining that are still family-owned and operated. Snack on delicious apple cider donuts and homemade jam, and pick up a few tasty souvenirs to take back from a renowned foodie destination in upstate New York. For anyone with an interest in American military history, or the lives of early German arrivals in the country, this tour is a must. And do be sure to bring your appetite.