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Self-Guided Tour with Live Music from Beacon

Self Guided Tour with Music
Beacon, NY

Bannerman Island Walking Tours (May through October):

3rd Sundays from Beacon at 12:30.

(Navigate to the months of May – October to book)

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Self Guided Tour with Music
Beacon, NY

Bannerman Island Walking Tours (May through October):

3rd Sundays from Beacon at 12:30.

(Navigate to the months of May – October to book)

To Purchase Tour Tickets and General Tour Questions please call (845) 203-1316 or book online!

ENJOY A SELF-GUIDED TOUR AND A LIVE MUSIC CONCERT OR PERFORMANCE.

In town for the 3rd Sunday of the month? Just hop on board the Estuary Steward and ride over to Bannerman Island where you can enjoy a self-guided tour and a live music concert or performance. Bring a picnic. This tour is appropriate for small children. This tiny jewel in the setting of the Hudson Highlands exhibits rich history and beautiful scenery of this place will provide a wonderfully enriching day for the whole family. The whole experience is 2.5 hours.

May 19 – Judith Tulloch
June 16 – The Toland Bros. 
July 21 – Tony DePaolo 
August 18 – The Costellos
September 15 – Last Minute Soulmates

October 20 – Annalyse & Ryan
*Please note: Acts for Third Sunday Music can be substituted at the last minute.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 30-minute boat ride over to Bannerman Island aboard the Estuary Steward
  • Self-Guided tour of the island in which you will visit the famous Bannerman Castle ruins and gardens.
  • Enjoy a Live Music Concert or Performance
  • The whole experience is 2.5 hours.
  • Return trip back on the Estuary Steward to Beacon where it all began

MEETING LOCATION

Beacon Institute Floating Dock (Beacon, NY)

Directions: Take I 84 to Exit 11 (Beacon) South. Turn right at Beekman Street. Follow and pass main entrance to Metro North Train Station. Make the next right onto Red Flynn Drive (Please note: the Road is not marked!) Red Flynn Drive is the bridge over the train tracks. Once you go over bridge you pass Long Dock Park Entrance. (Do not go into Long Dock Park.) Red Flynn Drive bares to the right. Look to the left as you go down the hill. The Beacon Institute Dock is the first floating dock on the left.

(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

MORE INFO

The tour departs from Beacon, NY and advance booking is required for all tours! Please wear comfortable shoes as there is some rough terrain on the walking tour portion of the experience. Strollers cannot be accommodated. There is a 72-step climb from the dock to the start of the tour (there is a rest stop along the way). 

RAIN OR SHINE

Tours go rain or shine. There is a no refund or rescheduling policy.

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Due to safety issues, you do not go inside the structures.
  • Personal photography is welcomed on the tours. take as many photos as you like. Commercial photography is not allowed without getting a permit from NYS which includes a fee.
  • It is against Coast Guard regulations to put an infant on your lap to make room for another passenger. The Estuary Steward can only take 44 passengers and that includes all children including babies on your lap. Tours are not recommended for children ages 7 and under. Due to USCG regulations, every passenger requires a seat on the vessel.
  • We cannot accommodate dogs on the island. Only certified service dogs.

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The rich history of Bannerman Castle and the beautiful scenery of Pollepel Island place will provide a wonderfully enriching day for the whole family.

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