Meandering among the Historic Millionaires’ Mansions Walk

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:00pm

A HUDSON RIVER VALLEY RAMBLE EVENT.

Meet at Irvington’s Town Hall at 85 Main Street, less than ½ mile east up Main Street from the Irvington Metro-North train station (free parking).  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 a 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 that portion of 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 to continue your walk south (and back) on the Aqueduct to view more historic mansions. Or you could choose to visit the restored Louis Comfort Tiffany-designed reading room in the Village Hall or the Irvington Historical Society. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, skelsey@aqueduct.org or call 646-303-1448.