The Armour-Stiner Octagon House: A Guided Tour

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Suitable for children age 7 and older
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Click here for "The Octagon House: Myths & Mysteries Tour" October 1-31, 2021


As restrictions in New York State continue to lift, we are still asking that all visitors wear masks indoors as a courtesy to fellow visitors and staff. We will evaluate and make appropriate changes to these policies in the future.  




Visit the only known residence built in the form of a domed, ancient classical temple.  


Created as a whimsical summer retreat in 1872 by tea-importer Joseph Stiner, this National Historic Landmark's shape was based on the theories of Orson Squire Fowler, a phrenologist, who believed octagonal houses enclosed more space, allowed the sun in at all times, and permitted more views into the landscape. 


This lyrical home retains its magnificent ornamentation and furnishings and the only remaining Egyptian Revival Room in America with its original decoration and furniture.

General Information



  • The Armour-Stiner House is a private residence open for tours by appointment only. 

  • Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your tour time, and please leave immediately after the tour is over, to allow for parking for the next tour.  Picnicking is not allowed. 

  • Masks are required to be worn inside the house at all times.  

  • The 1-hour tour is conducted by highly trained docents and includes an interior viewing of the house.

  • The max number of guests per tour is 10 people, with the interior portion of the tour divided into groups of no more than 5 to allow social distancing.  

  • The tour is physically demanding and not recommended for individuals with difficulty walking up and down the stairs.

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users or people with limited mobility.


Photography



  • The Armour-Stiner Octagon House can be found on Facebook and Instagram: @armourstiner

  • Non-flash photography is permitted during tours. 

  • No selfie-sticks, tripods, or other external equipment, please.


Parking



  • Please park on-site in the circle in front of the Octagon House and along the driveway.

  • Please do not park on the street (West Clinton Avenue).

  • Since parking is limited, please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your tour time, and please leave immediately after the tour is over, to allow for parking for the next tour.


Private Home



  • Octagon House is a private home - no touching of walls, finishes, furniture & objects.

  • Please leave all large belongings at home or in a vehicle.  This includes luggage, large bags, tripods, and other similar items. 

  • While touring, please do not linger - stay with the group while viewing the interior of the house. 


National Trust for Historic Preservation



  • A discount is available for members of The National Trust for Historic Preservation.  For more information, please email info@armourstiner.com before making reservations.


The Lombardi Family looks forward to sharing unknown aspects of their previously unseen, unique-to-the-world home.   The Armour-Stiner Octagon House and its grounds are private property and access is limited to ticket holders only.  Thank you!

 

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The Armour-Stiner Octagon House 45 West Clinton Ave
Irvington, NY 10533
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