Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours has teamed up with Thayer Leader Development Group, a corporate leader development program grounded in principles from West Point and the Army, to offer an exclusive opportunity to study The Revolutionary War and historical leadership at West Point with two world-class military historians, Colonel Jim Johnson, Ph.D. (U.S. Army Ret.) and Colonel Kevin Farrell, Ph.D. (U.S. Army Ret.). From your base camp at the historic Thayer Hotel overlooking the Hudson River, for four days you will explore the historic sites of the Hudson River Valley, while these scholar warriors provide an in depth examination of The Revolutionary War.
This type of Revolutionary War experience has never been offered before, so this is a rare experience. The caliber of historians, accommodations and meals are truly best in their class.
Experience the history of West Point and the Hudson River Valley with two accomplished and distinguished military historians. Both Dr. Farrell and Dr. Johnson were leaders on the battlefields and Department Heads at the USMA, a presidentially-appointed position with which few are honored. They are experts in leadership, American Military History and The Revolutionary War and have worked with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to help them develop their leadership skills.
Explore West Point and historic sites throughout the Hudson Valley, one of National Geographic's "20 Must-See Places for 2013." Among the sites on our itinerary are Stony Point Battlefield State Historical Site, West Point Museum and Visitor Center, Knox Headquarters, Fort Montgomery, George Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh, and the Franklin Roosevelt Home.
Stay at the historic Thayer Hotel. This landmark has hosted presidents and international leaders throughout the decades. Many of the 151 rooms celebrate some of West Point’s most accomplished graduates by reflecting their military and business accomplishments and containing personal memorabilia that they or their families have chosen to put in the rooms to honor them.
Dine at the Culinary Institute of America. An evening at the Culinary Institute of America is not only an extraordinary dining experience, but also a nod to our country's military past. In 1946, the college was founded as a vocational institute for returning veterans of World War II.