Bannerman Island (Pollepel Island)

Bannerman Island (Pollepel Island)

Castle and Island
New York, United States
Closed until Noon Saturday (Show more)
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    • Noon–5:00 PM

Bannerman Island - Officially known as Pollepel Island, is the home of Bannerman's Castle. Walking tours are hosted by the Bannerman Castle Trust every weekend from May through October. Donations are desperately needed to help preserve the historic structures on the island, bef... (See all)


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    Houlihan Lawrence
    "One of Hudson Valley's hidden gems."(2 Tips)
    Parks & Trails N.
    "Bannerman Island is one of the participants in Parks &..."(2 Tips)
    Mari S.
    "Take a tour if you're looking for a good day trip out of the city."(7 Tips)
    In NYC
    "Kayak from Hudson Valley Outfitters"(3 Tips)
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  • Parks & Trails N.

    Bannerman Island is one of the participants in Parks & Trails New York's I Love My Park Day! Find more information by visiting Read more

  • Mickey M.

    Some support beams had to be installed to keep the building from falling.

    Mickey Mouse · June 21, 2014
  • Mary S.

    Very low tide

    Mary Sapia-Bianca · November 5, 2013
  • Mary S.

    Great day on the island

    Mary Sapia-Bianca · November 5, 2013
  • Mary S.

    It's my favorite place to be when it's open. I spend almost every weekend there

    Mary Sapia-Bianca · November 5, 2013
  • Alisha M.

    IT'S A CASTLE! IN THE RIVER! Rumor has it you can kayak around here and enter the castle IF YOU ARE SNEAKY! If you make this happen, tell me!

    Alisha Miranda · October 9, 2013
  • Colin M. F.

    Most of the time it's $35 per person for a 2.5 guided tour, with the ferry (that's right, one ferry) leaving at 12:30 from Beacon. Just a head's up, "self-guided" tours are only on 3rd Sundays.

    Colin M. Ford · June 9, 2013
  • Sandra F.

    Bannerman Island Tours resume May-October. Read more

    Sandra Foyt · May 2, 2013
  • Mari S.

    Bannerman's Castle is a great slice of NYC history. Take a tour if you're looking for a good day trip out of the city. Hang out in Beacon afterward.

    Mari Sheibley · October 28, 2012
  • janelle g.

    Impress others by calling it by the proper name: Pollepel Island (upon which Bannerman's Castle was built).

    janelle gunther · August 13, 2012
  • Untapped Cities

    Castles? In New York? Why, yes! These ruins are a must, built by the Bannerman family as warehouse facility for their military surplus business in 1901. Get there by boat or kayak, tours available. Read more

    Untapped Cities · July 27, 2012
  • Houlihan Lawrence

    One of Hudson Valley's hidden gems. Make sure to have your smartphone or camera ready while taking a walking tour - you'll regret it if you don't!

    Houlihan Lawrence · July 25, 2012
  • Matt H.

    Cheating check-ins from the train are for wankers. Take a tour!

    Matt Hill · June 3, 2012
  • In NYC

    Get a Kayak from Hudson Valley Outfitters and see it from every angle

    In NYC · January 14, 2012
  • Liberty A.

    You have to share this island with friends especially in summer.

    Liberty Alo · February 1, 2011
  • Aaron S.

    Amazing. All New Yorkers should come see this.

    Aaron Sonnenberg · October 23, 2010

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