We are huge fans of exploring the abandoned places around New York City and it’s no different when we head upstate. The abandoned Bannerman Castle is located on a super tiny Hudson River Island.
This video is fantastic, right?
The abandoned Bannerman Castle is definitely one of the spots we recommend visiting if you decide to head upstate. We love the thrill of exploring mysterious locations, with some of the most incredible historical facts. The stories are always intriguing!
See below what our friends from Untapped Cities said about it:
“Recently, we shared a drone video by the crew Abandoned NY. Don’t to be confused with Abandoned NYC, the website and book by Will Ellis, of North Brother Island.
At the time, they told us their next video would be of Bannerman Island. This former munitions facility designed like a fairy-tale European castle looms over the Hudson River Valley.
That video was recently released, reinforcing the group’s penchant for extremely dramatic soundtracks and stunning aerial shots of storied, abandoned places.
Since our last visit there, stabilizing elements have been added. That somewhat make the impact of the castle, but it’s still an amazing place to see.
The best part: you can actually visit Bannerman Island yourself. Tours are led in partnership between the Bannerman Island Trust and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.”
In general, their most sought-after tours last 2.5 hours and leave from Beacon. They cost $35/person.
By the way, since you’ll be boarding the ferry from Beacon, you might want to visit before or after the tour, the renowned contemporary museum Dia: Beacon.
But, they do have a great variety of options.
There’s even an option to the sport-lovers: “Bannerman Island Guided Tour & Mini Hike to the Summit” where you arrive at the top neat sunset time! Gorgeous view, guys!
Last, but not least, many of our readers and clientes don’t have time to organize these type of activities, so they ask our team of experts to set it all up. It’s also a great option of companies that want to offer unforgettable upstate experiences to their clients or team.
Excerpts and photograph: By our friends from UntappedCities.