Recently, we shared a drone video by the crew Abandoned NY (not to be confused with Abandoned NYC, the website and book by Will Ellis) of North Brother Island. At the time, they told us their next video would be of Bannerman Island where a former munitions facility designed like a fairy-tale European castle looms over the Hudson River Valley. Yesterday, that video was released, reinforcing the group’s penchant for extremely dramatic soundtracks and stunning aerial shots of storied, abandoned places.

Since our last visit there, stabilizing elements have bene added that somewhat mar the impact of the castle but it’s still an amazing place to see. And the best part: you can actually visit Bannerman Island yourself, through tours led in partnership between the Bannerman Island Trust and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Our tour of Bannerman Castle is currently sold out! Sign up for advance notice of new dates and waitlist openings!

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Read more about Bannerman Island and its history here. Check out 27 historic estates to visit in the Hudson Valley.