The 4th of July is right around the corner and if you're looking for a unique experience, Bannerman Island will be offering up a tour of the island.

The round trip cruise sets sail from Beacon at 7 and will return at approximately 9:30. You'll have a chance to take a walking tour of the island with a Bannerman Castle Trust historian. The new Bannerman Residence Visitor Center will open in late July and all guests will have a chance to take a sneak peek.

All proceeds raised from these tours go towards preservation efforts and to ensure future generations will have a chance to experience and enjoy the island. The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc operates in cooperation with the New York State of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

DID YOU KNOW: While commonly referred to as Bannerman, the island itself is actually called Pollepel Island.

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