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Address: Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, NY
Phone Number: 8552564007
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Unusual, fascinating place

The Caste is an easy 25 minute boat ride. The tour guides on the island were superb. A wonderful way to spend a morning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ben Y
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Caste is an easy 25 minute boat ride. The tour guides on the island were superb. A wonderful way to spend a morning.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We began our journey with a short boat ride to the island, which seemed less than 30 minutes from Beacon. Our tour guide was Ken. He was awesome! Ken was a wealth of knowledge during the entire tour. He shared so much information about the island, castle and surrounding area. Ken's knowledge, witty personality and pleasant demeanor made for a... More 

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a evening cruise out to Bannerman Island, to view and learn about the Constellation Art exhibit. We picked a good evening 80 degrees, wter provided a cooling effect. Melissa McGill the Constellation artist was one of the tour guides. We docked at the island and got to view the castle and main house. plus many gardens. I did... More 

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Thank Larry F
Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

If you like history and a quick visit than this for you. We did the boat cruise from Beacon and we left right on time. The worker and Captain were very nice. The boat ride only took about 20 minutes and once we got there we were met by our tour guides. You never leave your guide and it is... More 

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Thank Mariel D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We have heard about this place from a friend who took the Amtrak and passed this place so many times. The castle is visible from the Amtrak train coming from Cold Spring to Beacon. There are tours and events on the island at certain time of the year. You can find it online. We took the tour from Newburgh. The... More 

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

This former arsenal has an interesting history and offers some easy hiking filled with a number of historic factoids. The trust is doing a great job of restoration and deserves support. The Hudson River somehow seems very mysterious here, and the boat ride from shore to island is a great part of the attraction. Well worth a day spent exploring... More 

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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We had a great day touring the island and getting lots of information about the history of Bannermans. There was plenty of time to take photos and look around. Wear good walking shoes or sneakers, bring some bug repellent. We packed some water and snacks. We took the small ferry over from Newburgh, (because after that we were taking the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This was a great visit. We rode the boat to the island with a large group of people celebrating a birthday with a pirate theme. It seemed like a big group (of which our group of 4 was not a part) but everyone had fun and enjoyed the trip. When we arrived on the island they broke us into groups... More 

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Garrison, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Whether you arrive by kayak, canoe, power boat or party boat, the approach to this castle on an island is an exciting and mysterious experience. Built many decades ago by the Bannermans it is a ruin, partial destroyed by an accidental munitions explosion that was felt for over 75 miles. The guided tours are the best way to go. Presently... More 

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Frenchtown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

A quick boat ride is always a fun way to start a tour. Once at the island you are met by the incredibly knowledgable tour guide. An excellent balance of history and fun with some beautiful scenery make this a great tour.

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