One-Day (Outbound) Getaways
Bannerman's Castle looks like a medieval ruin somewhere in Europe, but this castle belonged to Frank Bannerman, who purchased the Hudson River's Pollepel Island in 1900 to store an inventory of surplus military equipment. A fire destroyed the buildings two years later, but their ruins remain offering rich history and panoramic views of the Hudson Valley.
Come aboard the Pollepel for a scenic cruise along the Hudson, including a narrated film. The 30-minute ride will take you from the ferry dock at Beacon Station to Bannerman's Island, where you'll receive a 90 minute guided tour of the island's mysteries and mystique. (Please note: for safety reasons, entrance to the castle is prohibited.) Tours depart from the dock, rain or shine, at 1:30 p.m. There are stairs and some rough terrain on the island, so wear comfortable shoes. Strollers cannot be accommodated.
Customers must call 845-220-2120 or email email@example.com to confirm reservation date and give a weekend phone contact. Once you confirm your dates, purchase your package from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine (excluding Beacon Station) and through WebTicket.
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