Set high on the banks of the Hudson River is the unique and spectacular Armour-Stiner Octagon House. This enigmatic fully domed octagonal mansion was built in 1872 to replicate Donato Bramante’s Tempietto in Rome and wow is it a sight to see!
For years, local rumors have swirled around The Octagon House implying its connection with the spirit world. Today we’ll delve into the myths and mysteries of the house from its floor plan rooted in 19th century Phrenology to speculations of a resident ghost and otherworldly experiences had by the current owners.
In the spirit of Halloween, we’ll hear tales of the unexplained and uncanny events that occurred in this magical house while experiencing the delight of this meticulously restored architectural wonder.
Lunch in Tarrytown:
Lunch will be on your own in quaint, downtown Sleepy Hollow where you can choose from a variety of restaurants with diverse cuisine.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery:
Our next encounter will be with the “ghosts” at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Our guided walking tour will provide stories to unlock some of the secrets behind the stones in this 170-year-old cemetery while discovering the meaning of unusual symbols along the way.
Our walk will be filled with interesting history, artistic sculptures, and lovely scenery with amazing architecture while visiting some of the most impressive residents, including the infamous Washington Irving.
Keep an eye out for the “Headless Horseman Bridge” as we leave the cemetery!
Pricing & Departures:
Departs South Plainfield High School, end of Lane Ave. at 8:00 AM and returns approximately 6:30 PM.
Departs Morris Plains Community Center at 8:45 AM and returns at approximately 5:45 PM.
Departs Ridgewood Graydon Pool at 9:30 AM and returns at approximately 5:00 PM.
Cars may be parked at all locations at your own risk.
No reservations accepted without a payment of $175 per person. Make checks payable to “Group Tours & Travel” and mail to the above address. . A full refund will be granted if cancelled on or before September 23, 2022. No refund will be granted on a cancellation after September 23, 2022. Group Tours is not responsible for any delays, cancellations, injuries or circumstances beyond its control and reserves the right to change this itinerary. All trip components are subject to change in accordance with Government, State and Local guidelines and/or mandates. This tour will run rain or shine.
The Educated Wanderer
Group Tours & Travel
1710 E. Lancaster Ave. #319 Paoli, PA 19301