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The Armour-Stiner Octagon House
Irvington, New York United States
45 West Clinton Avenue
Irvington, NY 10533
Region: Lower Hudson
DetailsEvent Type Historic Site Tour 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 fully informative tour fee is $24 for adults. (Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.) The 45-minute tour in groups of 20 people are conducted by highly trained docents and they include the three principal floors of the house. Sponsoring Organization The Armour-Stiner Octagon House
RegistrationAdvance registration required.
Each 1-hour guided tour has a maximum capacity of 22 guests. Tickets can be purchased on our website, www.armourstiner.com up until the start time of each tour. Times for tours are as follows: Friday: 10:00am-11:00am, 11:45am-12:45pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm, 3:15pm-4:15pm. Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am-10:30am, 11:15am-12:15pm, 1:00-2:00pm, 2:45-3:45pm.
$24 for Adults, the tour is not recommended for children under 12 years.
Additional InformationAdditional 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 stairs. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Event Duration (hours): 1
Not suitable for children under age 12.
Walking Distance to Amtrak or Metro North Station
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No