HUDSON-ATHENS LIGHTHOUSE TOURS - A FAMILY EVENT
Starting on June 17 until Oct 14, regular scheduled tours on Saturdays will depart from Hudson Riverfront Park and Athens Riverfront Park. Please refer to the schedule and times below.
Days and Times Departing from Hudson:
June 17 - 10 AM AND 12 PM
July 22 - 10 AM, 11 AM and 12 PM
August 26 - 10 AM, 11 AM and 12 PM
September 23 - 10 AM, 11 AM and 12 PM
October 14 - 10 AM and 12 PM
Days and Times Departing from Athens:
June 17 - 11 AM AND 1 PM
July 8 - 10 AM, 11 AM and 12 PM
August 12 - 10 AM, 11 AM and 12 PM
September 9 - 10 AM, 11 AM and 12 PM
October 14 - 11 AM and 1 PM
For ticket reservations, please visit https://www.hudsonferry.co/tickets. Many new tours have been added to the website, including tours around Middle Ground Flats, the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, sunset cruises, fall foliage and sightseeing cruises.
The tour offers an opportunity to learn about the important role that the Hudson River played in the development of the upper Hudson River towns and the role that the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse plays in the safe navigation of river transportation. Visitors can go back in time and see how the lightkeepers and their families lived in the middle of the Hudson River, how they made their meals, how the kids went to school, and weathered the toughest winters!
The whole tour lasts for about 1.5 hours, giving visitors time to explore and go to the top of the Beacon to get a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Hudson River. Watch the video on Hudson River history narrated by Emily Brunner, who lived in the lighthouse as a child and participated in tours until her early 90s. Visitors can also see a video of the early founders of HALPS and the initial restoration of the lighthouse. Videos run on a continual loop and can be joined at any time.
Board meetings are currently held the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12:30 -2:00 in person at the Claverack Library and via zoom. Active volunteers receive the invitation. Meetings are open to the public. If you want to be notified, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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Hudson Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society Board Members 2023