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Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Tour
Saturday, September 23, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree – $30
Depart from Hudson to the lighthouse.
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.