Hudson Valley Ramble Tour at The Octagon House | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


The 2024 Hudson River Valley Ramble will occur on August 31st and every day in September. Event leaders will be able to submit events in Spring. If you have questions about hosting an event for the Ramble, please email

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Hudson Valley Ramble Tour at The Octagon House


Irvington, New York United States
45 West Clinton Avenue
Irvington, NY 10533

41.030874 -73.870437

County: Westchester
Region: Lower Hudson


  • September 8, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 15, 2024, 2:30PM
  • September 29, 2024, 2:30PM
Detailed Times/Hours Thursday through Monday 10:00am–4:00pm Tours by appointment only, reservations are made online


Event Type Historic Site Tour/History Description Visit the only known residence built in the form of a domed, ancient classical temple. Created as a whimsical summer retreat in 1872 by tea-importer Joseph Stiner, this National Historic Landmark's shape was based on the theories of Orson Squire Fowler, a phrenologist, who believed octagonal houses enclosed more space, allowed the sun in at all times, and permitted more views into the landscape. This lyrical home retains its magnificent ornamentation and furnishings and the only remaining Egyptian Revival Room in America with its original decoration and furniture. The 1-hour tour is conducted by highly trained docents and includes the three principal floors of the house. Organization Hosting the Event The Armour-Stiner Octagon House Phone Number 9148175763


Advance registration required.
Hudson Valley Ramble Tours 2:30pm Sundays in September Sept 8-29 Each 1-hour guided tour has a maximum capacity of 18 guests. Tickets will be available for purchase August 1, 2024 and can be purchased up until the start time of each tour. Please see our website
$29 per person, all ages Not recommended for children under 7 years The house is privately owned and operated. Please do not enter the property without a ticket

Additional Information

Additional Equipment Required: Not suitable for wheelchair users or people with limited mobility. The tour is physically demanding and not recommended for individuals with difficulty walking up and down flights of stairs. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Event Duration (hours): 1
This event is NOT Suitable for children under: 7

Walking Distance to Amtrak or Metro North Station: Yes
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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