The Armour-Stiner Octagon House: A Guided Tour

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Suitable for children age 7 and older
Suitable for children age 7 and older
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Suitable for children age 7 and older
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The Armour-Stiner Octagon House is now offering a limited number of guided tours by appointment. Although we look forward to once again sharing the story of this magnificent house, our priority is the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the local community.  To view our COVID-19 Visitation Guidelines, click here. 




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



  • As stated in our COVID-19 Visitation Guidelines, masks are required to be worn at all times, with no exceptions.

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

  • The maximum number of guests is 12 people.

  • 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.

  • Because of COVID-19, there are no public restrooms available at The Armour-Stiner Octagon House. 
    Please use a facility elsewhere prior to your visit. 


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. 


The Lombardi Family looks forward to sharing unknown aspects of their previously unseen, unique-to-the-world home.   If you have any questions please email us at info@armourstiner.com

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