Upcoming Events

The Gilded Age of Edith Wharton Walking Tour

Saturday, May 19th at 10:30 am

An Insider’s Look at Gilded Age New York with Carl Raymond

The great American novelist Edith Wharton was a New Yorker. Although she spent tremendous parts of her life traveling in Europe and ultimately settling in France, it was the Gilded Age metropolis of New York in which she set the majority of her major fiction and stories.  

This unique tour will trace the life and quite literally the footsteps of Edith Wharton through the streets and neighborhoods she and her famous characters knew so well. Our explorations will include not only sites associated with Wharton’s life but also locations used as settings for her novels.

Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park: Full Day Bus Trip and Early Dinner

Saturday, June 1st at 10:30 am – 8 pm

A Private VIP Tour through the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park with an early dinner at the Historic Beekman Arms

oin Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast for an exclusive full day bus trip to Hyde Park in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley for a truly unique visit to the great Gilded Age mansion built between 1896 and 1899 and owned by Frederick Vanderbilt and his wife Louise.

You’ll board a comfortable private coach in midtown Manhattan for the journey to Hyde Park, enjoy an exclusive tour of the Mansion with our private guides and then savor an early buffet dinner (included!) at the historic Beekman Arms inn (considered America’s oldest continuously running inn since 1766) and then return to Manhattan. 

Save the Date: June 1st – Get ready for another exciting bus trip to a Gilded Age mansion. More info coming soon!

Carl is also available for private events, live or virtual, please email carl (at) for more information.

Carl speaking in Ann Arbor, Michigan