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Historic Irvington & Tarrytown Walking Tour

June 22, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

A view of the Old Croton Aqueduct in downtown Tarrytown where it passes through backyards.

Free, easy, 4-mile/2 hour loop beginning and ending at Main Street & Aqueduct Lane in Irvington. Enjoy the mostly level, shaded walk in one of the most storied sections of the Aqueduct. Learn about the remarkable Villa Lewaro, the estate of Madam CJ. Walker, the African-American entrepreneur who was America’s first female self-made millionaire. Walk the grounds of Lyndhurst Mansion, country home of notorious robber baron, Jay Gould and location site for HBO’s “The Gilded Age.” Along the way, we will talk about the history of the Aqueduct, the origins of the Village of Irvington and Washington Irving’s fascinating connection with the Village.

For those wishing a more in-depth tour of Lyndhurst, tickets for mansion tours may be purchased on their website: www.lyndhurst.org.

Directions: Metro-North Hudson Line stops at Irvington. From the train station, walk up Main Street to Aqueduct Lane. Driving: navigate to Main Street & Aqueduct Lane, Irvington, on-street parking is free, but limited to 2 hours.

Required: Registration. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.


June 22, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct
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Main Street School
101 Main Street
Irvington, NY 10533 United States
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