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Bannerman Castle

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Clare-Marie Panno wrote a review Oct 19
South Salem, New York22 contributions4 helpful votes
Enjoyed this half day excursion from Beacon to Bannerman Island. Gorgeous views, recommend doing this trip in the fall, short hike up (has stairs and railings) and appreciated hearing the interesting history though this was a self-guided tour. What vision the Bannerman had! Restoration will be fun to watch now that I know about this gem. Stroll Beacon’s art galleries, loved @beachglass and restaurants (though not gluten free friendly) after the Bannerman Island visit. Covid precautions present everywhere.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Playswdogs wrote a review Oct 2019
PA381 contributions152 helpful votes
First a boat ride is needed and the trust in charge of the island controls landing rights. Second, its 72 stairs in the beginning, and then some pretty rough paths after that. Its not suitable for those unable to climb or handle rocky paths. A person of average ability will have no issue. An interesting and unique story set on a rock island in the middle of the Hudson. I highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
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cmiller262017 wrote a review Oct 2019
Latham, New York23 contributions22 helpful votes
I booked a tour for November online, totaling $111, and was told that they are actually closed and that I will get NO REFUND AT ALL despite this being THEIR ERROR. If your website is wrong then you need to fix it and give me tickets for another day when you are actually open!! I am blown away that a refund is "not an option" and they were flippant about being completely responsible for this. They basically stole over a hundred dollars from me. I am livid with these people.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Justin W wrote a review Oct 2019
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey2,080 contributions473 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my time up in Beacon, NY as there is a lot to do. I was able to spend some time in town as I waited for my tour to begin. The Bannerman Castle tour is excellent if you are into history or just want to see the most amazing views of the Hudson River. The building that faces the river, 'the castle" is actually a munitions storage facility for the family business that burned down in the late 1960's. The family summer home is higher up the hill and was small but with views of the Hudson which are amazing. The tour takes you around the paths of the island and you get to tour outside the munitions building, which is falling down and then up the paths through the formal gardens and up to the house. The house affords the most breathtaking views of the island and on a nice day during certain times of the year, you will see the must amazing foliage. The tour is about an hour and a half long and there is a lot of serious walking (74 steps to get up from the dock to the path), so this is not for a handicapped person. Still it is the most amazing tour and you should not miss it!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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CHKV wrote a review Sep 2019
Clifton Park, New York33 contributions5 helpful votes
Took the boat to the island out of Beacon easy half hour out and back. We have seen from the train the castle but never up close. The story of the castle is very interesting.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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