Travel to picturesque Lake Chautauqua for a thought-provoking week offering in-depth discussions on the Supreme Court and enjoy access to Chautauqua opera, theater, and music performances.

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 The tranquil gardens of Chautauqua  The Athenaeum Hotel, centrally located in Chautauqua, New York  Relax on the porch at the historic Hotel Athenaeum  Bestor Plaza  The scenic lakefront at Chautauqua

Smithsonian at Chautauqua

An Exploration of the Supreme Court

8 days from $3,595

Travel to picturesque Lake Chautauqua for a thought-provoking week offering in-depth discussions on the Supreme Court and enjoy access to Chautauqua opera, theater, and music performances.

or Call 855-330-1542

Overview

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Nestled along sparkling Lake Chautauqua in southwestern New York, the Chautauqua Institution is a unique community that evokes the friendliness and charm of a bygone era. With an astonishing array of programs clustered around specific “theme weeks,” Chautauqua has become a renowned summertime destination and a center for lifelong educational pursuits. Join us for in-depth discussions on the exploration of the Supreme Court and the 45th presidency. In addition to thought-provoking dialogue, you will enjoy a comprehensive program—including event tickets for Chautauqua opera, theater, and music performances; Main Stage scholar lecture series; all meals; and accommodations at the historic Hotel Athenaeum, located within walking distance to all events.

Highlights Include:

  • Engaging Discussions: Attend the Main Stage scholar lecture series and listen to thought leaders in the discussion of the the Supreme Court and the impact its appointments have on the current cases before the Court.
  • Performances: Immerse yourself in Chautauqua’s opera, theater, and music performances. Selected event tickets are included, and there are planned activities to choose from every day!
  • Historic Hotel: Stay at the Hotel Athenaeum, featuring all meals, comfortable accommodations, and sweeping views of Lake Chautauqua. 

Overview of your week at Chautauqua — July 22-29, 2017

Each morning gather for a full breakfast buffet. Then take your morning coffee out to the majestic front porch of the Hotel Athenaeum for sweeping views of Lake Chautauqua. After breakfast, attend daily private lectures with Dr. Nancy Kassop, an expert on the presidency and constitutional law. Dr. Kassop will offer in-depth discussions on the impact presidential appointments to the Court have had on major Court decisions; the potential appointments and their impacts on the current cases before the Court; and how the balance of power between the three branches has changed throughout the Court’s history. Each day, enjoy a sumptuous lunch followed by an afternoon to explore Chautauqua on your own (a full program of activities will be provided). Gather in the evening for lively conversation and a festive dinner, followed by evening performances and activities. Limited to 34 Smithsonian Journeys guests. (Each day: B,L,D)

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)