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Bannerman Castle Trust

Bannerman Island Tours & Events
Beacon, NY

Photo Credit John Morzen

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JULY 2, 2022

JULY 21 - 24, 2022

OCTOBER 5, 2022


The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. is a not-for-profit “Friends” organization of volunteers working with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The Trust is dedicated to bringing together resources and funding to stabilize the buildings on Pollepel Island.

The Trust aims to raise awareness and educate the public and government organizations on the value and history of the island. The Trust aims to raise funds for repairing the island, creating a master plan and eventually stabilizing the structures. The Trust is working to make the island safe for volunteers and for the public to enjoy the island as an educational, cultural, historical and recreational facility promoting heritage tourism in the Hudson Valley.

We need to continue to raise funds to stabilize and prevent further damage to the beautiful castle ruins. Attending a performance or event at Bannerman Castle is a fun way to support the preservation efforts of Bannerman Island!

Check out the views of Bannerman Castle & Pollepel Island in this video produced by Scott Snell!


At Bannerman Castle we have many great ways for you to get involved and help us keep this tiny jewel the best historical tourism destination the Hudson Valley! You can become a member, a sponsor or become a volunteer! Looking for a great job? You can also apply to become a tour guide!


Join us at Bannerman Island and attend one of our many special events including movie nights and theatrical events!


Incredible Tour!

The views and history of the location are incredible. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We were given plenty of information and plenty of time to explore on our own. We never felt rushed, and really enjoyed the entire experience, even though it was a cold, rainy day when we went.

– Kim W. | Facebook
Awesome Experience!

First the boat ride from Newburgh was awesome, it’s been over 30 years since I’ve been on a boat. Loved the steps, trails, gardens and the history it provided. Imagine what it was like growing up there. Sad it’s not safe to get close to the warehouse but the design was Amazing as was the residence!

– Jimmy R. | Facebook
Great Place to Visit!

An extremely interesting place to visit! The tour included a lovely boat ride on the Hudson River and a guided tour of Pollepel Island and Bannerman's Castle. Unfortunately, we could not enter Bannerman's Castle due to the current fragile state of the castle. Bannerman's Castle is gradually deteriorating due to severe weather conditions. I highly suggest going soon because who knows what will be left of Bannerman's Castle in ten to twenty years from now.

– Lina G. | Google Reviews
A Fantastic Adventure!

We loved the Boat Ride from Newburgh NY and the tour guide was fantastic and being able to see the Castle and the grounds and the gardens was very historical. Even in the rain and cold it was well worth it! Yes there are 72 steps from the dock to the Castle it wasn't really that bad steps did not seem that steep.

– Susie M. | Facebook