Meandering among the Historic Millionaires’ Mansions Walk

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 2:00pm

As part of the PATH THROUGH HISTORY. Co-Sponsored by the Village of Irvington. 
Meet at the parking lot of Irvington’s Main Street School at 101 Main Street, about ½ mile east on Main Street uphill from the Irvington Metro-North train station (free parking).  The Irvington’s Farmer’s Market will be at this location until 1:30 pm. Walk north on the Old Croton Aqueduct trail (which intersects Main Street) to Lyndhurst and back and admire architectural landmarks, including the skeletal remains of Lyndhurst’s Lord & Burnham conservatory, and Hudson River views, while learning the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct. Along the way, we will discuss the history of the mansions lining the trail. On the return trip, you might stop to tour Jay Gould’s Lyndhurst or Washington Irving’s Sunnyside mansion (paid guided tours are available at both).  When you return to Main Street, if you would like to see more, you may choose (optional) to continue your walk south (and back) on the Aqueduct to view more historic mansions. Earlier on Sunday morning, you may wish to join the tour of Lord & Burnham (conservatories) and Tiffany (stained glass), Designers to the Millionaires of the Gilded Age, which begins at 10 am at the Irvington Public Library at 12 South Astor Street, across the street from the Irvington Metro-North train station (free parking). You may also join the daylong festival "Celebrate Irvington" (for details, www.irvingtonny.gov). with free trolley rides.  Inquiries: skelsey@aqueduct.org or call 646-303-1448.