2018 Walking Tour Dates!

The 2018 Walking Tour season will kick off in April with the Oak Hill Cemetery Tour. A $5 donation to the Historical Society of the Nyacks is suggested. All tours begin at 2pm. See tour descriptions below on where to meet your tour group.

April 29th – Oak Hill Cemetery
May 6th – Hopper’s Nyack
June 10th – South Nyack
June 24th – Upper Nyack
September 16th – Hopper’s Nyack
September 23rd – Downtown Nyack
October 14th – South Nyack
October 21st – Oak Hill Cemetery

A lovely view of the Hudson from Oak Hill.

Oak Hill Cemetery – April 29th & October 21st
Walk scenic Oak Hill Cemetery & celebrate the lives of many “permanent residents” of the Nyacks who made their mark on the national, state, and local stages. Actress Helen Hayes, playwrights Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, artist Edward Hopper, author Carson McCullers and some of the earliest settlers of the Nyacks are buried here. Meet 2pm at the Cemetery entrance gate, Route 9W, between Sickles Avenue and 5th Avenue.

South Nyack – June 10th & October 14th

The totem is one of many South Nyack landmarks.

Visit the homes of Carson McCullers (author of Member of the Wedding), Hudson River school painter Julian O. Davidson, versatile artist Mortimer Borne, and others. See four Victorians in a row on South Broadway and many others with their floral stained glass entries, palladian widows, mansard roofs, pattern roof shingles and elaborate roof-supporting brackets. Meet 2pm at the southwest corner of S. Broadway and Cedar Hill Avenue.


Edward Hopper’s boyhood home on Broadway.

Hopper’s Nyack – May 6th & September 16th
Born and raised in Nyack, Hopper said that “in every artist;s development the gem of the later work is always found in the earlier. What he one was, he always is.” See Nyack through his eyes. This tour highlights the influence of light, water, and architecture. Meet 2pm at the front of the Edward Hopper House, at 82 N. Broadway.

Upper Nyack – June 24th This tour begins across from “Pretty Penny” the former residence of Helen Hayes and Charles MacArthur and proceeds north on Broadway past a string of remarkably detailed Victorian mansions, a fire company, and sites of early ship building and commerce. Meet 2pm at the northwest corner of S. Broadway and 6th Avenue.

Main Street has always been lively.

Downtown Nyack – September 23rd
Trace Nyack’s growth from a small river village to a major commercial and manufacturing center during the Gilded Age when Nyack was called the “Gem of the Hudson.” See many of the same buildings that were present at the turn of the century when Nyack was the center of Rockland County life. Meet 2pm  at the foot of Main Street (near where Gedney Street meets Main).