The American Girl Garden Tour Event

by Sandra Foyt on April 24, 2012

in Enrichment Ideas

American Girl Doll KitTo celebrate Mother’s Day, Albany Kid Family Travel, Saratoga Mama, and Albany Aqua Ducks are planning a very special event – and we want you to join us!

We are very pleased to announce an invitation-only Mother-Daughter American Girl Garden Tour on May 8, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in Albany, NY. Rescheduled to May 15, 2012 – rain or shine!

The American Girl Garden Tour

Customized to reflect the unique history of an American Girl doll, the American Girl Garden Tour  is tailored to the girls and dolls present on the trolley tour of downtown Albany.

A group touring with Addy Walker, the African-American doll from the Civil War era, might focus on Albany’s role in the Underground Railroad; while those bringing Kit Kittredge, the Great Depression era doll, might learn about Eleanor Roosevelt and other powerful women from New York State who helped shape our nation.

Along the way, the group will stop to visit beautiful public gardens – including the Moses Statue in Washington Park and Ten Broeck Mansion. And they will enjoy light refreshments at a tea party – with their doll!

Albany Aqua Duck Tours

If you haven’t been on an Albany Aqua Duck tour lately, you are in for a surprise. The popular amphibious vehicle has been joined by a trolley, and a number of fun new events and theme tours have been added to longtime favorites such as the Pirate Adventure Tour. Some of the newest theme tours include:

Mother-Daughter American Girl Garden Tour Event

I have 4 pairs of tickets to give away to this special event, and all you have to do to enter to win is to tell me: which American Girl doll would you bring to the Mother-Daughter American Girl Garden Tour?

american girl dolls

Contest closes at midnight on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, and winners will be picked at random the following day. More entries available on The drawing has been postponed until Friday, May4, 2012.  Don’t delay, enter now!

And the winners are:

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There were 7 items in your list. Here are the first 4 in random order:

  1. Marianne Russell
  2. Debbie L
  3. Kirstin O’Rielly Drabek
  4. Holli Smith Boyd-White

Timestamp: 2012-05-05 05:04:59 UTC

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

Sandra Foyt April 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm

A couple of our readers sent me an email to tell me that they had problems posting a comment. Since I don’t want to risk losing the current comments, I’m going to try to list them here.

From Debbie L.:

“My daughter Elisabeth would love to bring her Russian-Jewish doll named Rebecca who grew up in New York in 1910.

My older daughter Julianne has Mia the ice skater.”

From Patty P.:

“I would love to enter to win the mom and me AG tour, my daughter would bring Kit. ”
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Michelle April 30, 2012 at 10:40 pm

My daughter would bring Kanani. 🙂

Holli Boyd-White May 5, 2012 at 7:44 am

I am so excited – my daughter Jackie is going to love this!! Will you be in touch on how we get our tickets?

Holli Boyd-White May 8, 2012 at 7:41 am

Hi Sandra – I never received anything 🙁 I am assuming this is a rain or shine event – am I right?

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