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Great place to get to and spend time with your friends and or family.

The correct name for this should be "Pollepel Island home of the Bannerman Castle". When I went on... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
New York City, New York
If you love history

Finally got the chance to visit Pollepel Island home of the Bannerman Castle. A rich history and... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

The correct name for this should be "Pollepel Island home of the Bannerman Castle". When I went on a hunt to create a bucket list of places I wanted to visit and see NYS, - this place was on my priority. 1st of all it's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank annalzubarev
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Finally got the chance to visit Pollepel Island home of the Bannerman Castle. A rich history and some interesting facts about the family and the origin of why the castle was built in the first place. Our guy was extremely knowledgeable of all facets of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank bhlraven1916
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I took my 6 y.o. and 13 y.o. on the walking tour of the Bannerman Island and none of us were disappointed. It is organized and ran on the enthusiasm of a group of people who care. The boat ride itself was a very pleasant...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Princess279
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A leisurely boat ride followed by a hike to Bannerman's Castle is a great way to relax and enjoy the day. Fun facts are given along the way in the boat and on the hike. Keep in mind,you cannot enter the "castle" but you can...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank maria20160
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Having seen this "castle" from the rail for years, it was so neat to visit. There are only two ways to do it: get a a boat out of Beacon, or a kayak trip. All tours are guided by passionate, informative volunteers. What appears to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Janet D
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Great tour at Bannermans Castle today. Took family from Ireland. Beauty boat ride over to the Island. Little hike and history of the beautiful Hudson Valley.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kelli H
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Super fun to learn about the history! A must see! Did the Kayak tour which made it even more enjoyable for me.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Great choice for a tour on a beautiful summer day on a very busy Sunday afternoon in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Tour of Bannersmen Island was fantastic. Tour guide Pat was outstanding. Will definitely go back and highly recommend to others.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank E1273UKdavidm
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Whenever s quick boat ride is included in a tourist activity we expect it won’t be a great ride but the boat was nice and moved fast enough that we didn’t have to breathe any diesel fumes...and it had a roof to block the sun...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank KimMcMann
Reviewed 15 June 2018

It's not every day that you get to hike to and around such beautiful ruins. Our trip started just 100 yards from the Beacon Metro-North station, when we made our way to the water. There's not much signage, so we just sort of gravitated to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Bernice T
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17 October 2018|
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Response from E1273UKdavidm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know. Dave
2 October 2017|
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Response from 540dereks | Reviewed this property |
No, it is owned by New York State but operated by a private trust. It is only available by private tour, it is $35. You can park at the beacon train station and take the ferry which is part of the tour.
30 August 2017|
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Response from VivianS1196 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I just saw this now...actually it isn't handicap accessible..there also is a lot of slight uphill climbing...there are tree roots to look out for too...hope that helps