UPCOMING WALKING TOURS
The 2017 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.
2017 Walking Tour Dates
April 30th Oak Hill Cemetery
May 14th South Nyack
June 11th Hopper's Nyack
June 25th Upper Nyack
September 17th Hopper's Nyack
September 24th Downtown Nyack
October 8th South Nyack
October 15th Oak Hill Cemetery
Oak Hill Cemetery
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tours meet at the following locations:
- Oak Hill Cemetery: meet at the Cemetery entrance gate, Route 9W, between Sickles Avenue and 5th Avenue.
- South Nyack: meet at the southwest corner of S. Broadway and Cedar Hill Avenue.
- Hopper's Nyack: meet at the front of the Edward Hopper House, at 82 N. Broadway.
- Upper Nyack: meet at the northwest corner of S. Broadway and 6th Avenue.
- Downtown Nyack: meet at the foot of Main Street (near where Gedney Street meets Main).
The Historical Society of the Nyacks ⚫ P.O. Box 850, Nyack NY 10960