West Point Foundry Tour Set for April 2

Chapel Restoration also open for public visits

Local historians will lead a walking tour at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, of the West Point Foundry Preserve, which manufactured cannons — known as Parrott guns — credited with helping to win the Civil War, as well as some of the nation’s first steam engines, iron ships and pipes for New York City’s water system. Tours will also be offered on May 14 and June 4. The preserve is located at 80 Kemble Avenue in Cold Spring.

Following the tour, the nearby chapel restoration will be open to the public from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (It will also be open after the June 4 tour.) The chapel is located on a promontory overlooking the Hudson just west of the Cold Spring train station. It is about a 10-minute walk from the foundry.

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