- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: May 18, 1997
They are the private sanctuaries of the most public of lives. Visit the stunning estates of Presidents Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren and Rutherford Hayes.
From George Washington's Mount Vernon to George Bush's Kennebunkport retreat, the private homes of America's presidents have offered peace, seclusion and privacy for the most public of men.
America's CastlesR offers a remarkable, privileged look at some of the most impressive of these PRESIDENTIAL PALACES. Visit the final resting place of Andrew Jackson on the grounds of his sprawling Hermitage estate. With its dignified facade and stately elegance, Hermitage was built to honor Jackson's wife, who died weeks before his inauguration. Tour the magnificent Hudson Valley home of Martin Van Buren, which features a 40-foot banquet hall, lavish decoration and Moorish details. And marvel at the gorgeous Spiegel Grove, the beloved home of Rutherford Hayes, whose love of nature led him to build "a large verandah with a house attached." The stunning home features Chippendale furniture, a 12,000 volume library and a majestic curving staircase.