Spuyten Duyvil on the Hudson  
The bucolic Bronx country village of Spuyten Duyvil grew up after the Civil War. Here, Isaac G. Johnson established a highly successful iron foundry on the parcel of land where the Hudson and Harlem Rivers converge. Washington Irving contended that the name “Spuyten Duyvil” was derived from the Dutch. Irving recounted a legendary tale of Peter Stuyvesant's trumpeter, who vowed to row across the dangerously choppy waters "in spite of the devil."

Discover the charming wooden cottages that survive from historic Spuyten Duyvil along with some of the prominent landmarks, both natural and man-made. Included in this often wooded stroll will be the romantic Villa Charlotte Bronte, an exquisite stone and half-timber country church by Francis Kimball (with noteworthy Tiffany windows), and Henry Hudson Park with its 100-foot Doric column topped with a 16-foot bronze sculpture of Henry Hudson by the noted 19th century sculptor Karl Bitter. The explorer Hudson is permanently poised to overlook the river that bears his name.

IMPORTANT!! Daylight Savings Time takes place at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 2. Please set your clock BACK one hour and sleep in a bit on Sunday morning before joining us on the tour!
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Date: Sunday November 2, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM  to approximately 2:00 PM
Cost: $20 in advance | $23 on-site by check written to Johanna Sterbin
Meet: Grand Central Terminal by Information Clock. Please purchase Metro North train ticket in advance.
Train: IRT 4, 5, 6, 7, S Trains to Grand Central
We will all take the Metro North train, which will leave at approximately 9:20 AM. The trip takes roughly half an hour. Senior rates are available. There should be no extra charge, but please state that you would like a ticket to Spuyten Duyvil Station with a return from Riverdale Station. If people are so inclined, we may stroll through Riverdale Park at the end of the tour.
Tours operate rain or shine. Please dress appropriately. For more information or to confirm meeting locations please call (212) 223-2777. Please note that tours sometimes run late. While tours are rarely cancelled you can call the number above to confirm, or join our mailing list to keep informed of cancellations due to extreme weather conditions.
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