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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.