Join us for a thought-provoking week, where you’ll hear five eminent historians discuss various lesser-known events in world history that created a major impact on the world of today. 

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

Smithsonian at Chautauqua: Moments that Changed the World

8 days from $3,795

Join us for a thought-provoking week, where you’ll hear five eminent historians discuss various lesser-known events in world history that created a major impact on the world of today. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

The Chautauqua Week, in particular the lecturer provided by Smithsonian Journeys, made the intellectual and community aspect of the stay remarkable.  

- Edward W.

Chautauqua is unique and Smithsonian programs exploit all of its wonderful opportunities. 

- Douglas M.

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Hotel Athenaeum

Lake Chautauqua, United States

Built in 1881, the Victorian-styled Hotel Athenaeum is a lovely property located in the heart of Chautauqua Institution overlooking Lake Chautauqua. Public spaces have been restored with attractive, authentic furnishings and décor. All meals are taken in the hotel's main dining room. Guest rooms are comfortable, yet very simply decorated. While most guest rooms have full or queen-size beds, a limited number have two single beds. Each room has air conditioning, private bath, small television, and a telephone. Please note that although Chautauqua is a pedestrian-only area, the hotel is within easy walking distance to all events.

Number of nights: 7