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West Point Foundry Driven Professional By Michael Koehler

Seminar Series Excursion to West Point Foundry & Kayak Tour 20 July, 2019

Join us Saturday 20 July for our Seminar Series Excursion to West Point Foundry Preserve & Putnam History Museum, Lunch on the Hudson River, and Optional River Kayak Tour

Registration Opens Soon; Email nmhs@seahistory.org Now to Reserve your Spot
Saturday, 20 July:  Tours Begin at 9 AM
Meeting Location: Putnam History Museum, 63 Chestnut St, Cold Spring, NY 10516

 

Join us Saturday morning at the Putnam History Museum for an introduction into the local history of the West Point Foundry.  Established in 1818 to supply the U.S. government with artillery, the ironworks employed hundreds of workers who produced some of America’s first steam engines, locomotives and ironclad ships, as well as pipes for New York City’s water system and Parrott guns, cannons credited with winning the Civil War.  From the museum, we’ll walk over to the adjacent West Point Foundry Preserve for a walking tour.  Choose from a half-mile, lightly graded tour of the preserve’s key sites, or a more challenging one-mile upstream hike of additional foundry ruins.

We’ll then head to local favorite Hudson House for a sumptuous three-course lunch on the waterfront.  After lunch, opt to take a relaxing stroll or seat on the charming riverfront square, or visit Cold Spring’s downtown with its eclectic shops and quaint antique stores.

 

For the more adventurous, sign up for a supplemental Hudson River Kayak Tour and take a family friendly two-hour nature tour of Constitution Marsh Audubon Sanctuary, suitable for kids, parents and grandparents of all skill levels, with all equipment provided.

 

The price for this excursion, including museum admission, tours and lunch is $55, with cash bar.  The supplemental kayaking trip is $65 per person.  Seating is limited and pre-payment is required, but you may reserve your spot until 10 July by emailing nmhs@seahistory.org or by calling (914) 737-7878 ext. 0.

 

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