The Rye Historical Society puts together a great walking tour every fall. It’s usually a chance to see some great real estate in one of Westchester’s toniest communities.
Here are the details from the Historical Society:
This year the Rye Historical Society’s popular fall walking will cover the area around Kirby Mill Pond. The tour will be held on Sunday, October 20th, rain or shine.
The tour takes approximately 2 hours and will start at Tide Mill Yacht Basin, 191 Kirby Lane in Rye, NY, with the first tour beginning at 9:40 AM.
Tours will depart every 20 minutes thereafter, with the last tour departing at 2:40 PM. At the end of the tour a mini-bus will be available to return attendees to the starting point if they prefer not to walk back.
Participants will learn about the history of Rye from the time of the Native Americans through the 20th century as reflected by the development of the area around Kirby Mill Pond.
Tour guides and docents will discuss the changes that have occurred in this area since the time of Native Americans and early settlers in Rye during the early 18th century, its role in the Civil War, Rye as a wealthy summer community in the late 19th century, the Gilded Age in the early 20th century, and the transformation of Rye into a suburb later in the 20th century.
The charge for the tour is $30 for members of the Rye Historical Society, $35 for non-members, and $10 for students. Reservations are recommended to register for a preferred start time and can be made by calling the Rye Historical Society at (914) 967-7588.
The Rye Historical Society is headquartered at the Square House Museum located at 1 Purchase Street, Rye, NY. The office and museum are open Tuesday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm. For more information, please visit our website, www.ryehistory.org.