2020 Walking Tours

The 2020 Walking Tour season will kick off in April with the Oak Hill Cemetery Tour. A $10 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 26th – Oak Hill Cemetery
May 31st – Hopper’s Nyack
June 7th – South Nyack
June 28th – Upper Nyack
September 12th – Children’s Walking Tour – New for 2020!
September 20th – Downtown Nyack
October 4th – Hopper’s Nyack
October 25th – Oak Hill Cemetery


Oak Hill Cemetery

April 26th & October 25th 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.


Hopper’s Nyack

May 31st & October 4th 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.


South Nyack

June 7th 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.


Upper Nyack

June 28th 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.


Children’s Walking Tour

September 12th New for 2020! A children’s tour for ages 6-12. Learn about the Nyack Library, the Historical Society Museum, and our wonderful Memorial Park! Meet 2pm at the main entrance to the Nyack Library at 59 South Broadway.


Downtown Nyack

September 20th 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).