There’s a home here in New York that’s unlike any other on the block, the city, or even the country.
Welcome to the Armour-Stiner House in Irvington, New York, also known as the “Octagonal House”. As unusual as the design of the house is, the fact that it is believed to be the only surviving octagonal domed residence in America makes it a one-of-a-kind piece. Soon you will be able to make an appointment for their “Myths and Mysteries” guided tours.
Celebrate the Halloween season at the Armour-Stiner House with their “Myths and Mysteries Historic House Tour”. Is the Octagon House haunted? Is there spiritual energy floating through the hallways and up to the dome? According to the house’s official website, the current owners have described their experiences as “otherworldly.”
Guardians and tour guides will explore these myths and mysteries starting in September. Each tour lasts approximately 1 hour and is recommended for ages 12 and up. Your highly trained guides will lead you through the interior tours of the house.
The house and grounds have been restored to their 1872 appearance. This spectacular home is available throughout the year, at different times, for indoor and outdoor viewing. To check the date and availability of tickets, click HERE.
This octagonal house has the only surviving Egyptian Revival-style domestic room with its original 19th-century furnishings and decor that have been restored. Let’s take a look inside the house featured in the 1981 movie The Nesting or 2007’s Across the Universe.
Look inside the one-of-a-kind “Octagonal House”
Celebrate the 4th of July at these fireworks shows around the Capital Region
We are about a month away from the 4th of July. And the only way to celebrate America’s 246th birthday this Independence Day is to attend one of our great Capital Area fireworks displays. So we’ve compiled this list of local patriotic displays to take advantage of “dazzling red flares” and “bombs bursting through the air.” Check out our complete 4th of July fireworks guide below to find a great show near you!