Meandering among the Mansions of the Historic Millionaires

Meandering among the Mansions of the Historic Millionaires

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 12:00pm

Take an after-lunch stroll on the Aqueduct Trail.  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).  Visit the Tiffany Reading Room, one of a handful of Tiffany interiors.  Meander north on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail (which intersects with Main Street) to Lyndhurst and back, admiring architectural landmarks, including the skeletal remains of a Lord & Burnham conservatory, and Hudson River views.  Learn the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the millionaires who lived along the trail in the 1800’s.  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. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Irvington Train Station, a 5-10-minute uphill walk). Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com, 646-303-1448.

 

More About This Location: 

Lyndhurst and RiverWalk Park

With easy access from the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, Lyndhurst estate has a spectacular Gothic Revival Mansion (admission fee) and seasonal rose garden overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York.

 

Access from Lyndhurst (Parking Fee)

 

Note green dotted line in map is the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

 

 

Access from Van Wart Avenue: