This landscape and home-focused tour includes a brief history of specimen plants original to the property, the carefully-restored Lord and Burnham greenhouse, and the wonderfully romantic foxglove garden. Book your tour of this Victorian house in New York online today!
The Armour-Stiner Octagon House: A Guided Tour
- General Admission Ages 12+
- Private Tour NA
- New York Adventure Club Ages 12+
Join our Octagon House Tours for a Look at this Victorian House from the Inside!
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. The tour is conducted by highly trained guides and while in covers much of the garden, including our charming Lord and Burnham Greenhouse, the emphasis of the tour is on the interior, encompassing three floors which include the Lady’s Kitchen, the enchanting Dining Room, and the magnificent Egyptian Revival Room.
– Picnicking is not allowed.
The 1-hour tour is conducted by highly trained docents and includes an interior viewing of the house.
—While a ticket is required for all guests- including those under the age of 18, this experience is best suited for ages 12 and up. Babies and toddlers (although delightful) are not appropriate to bring along for the tour.
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.
The Armour-Stiner Octagon House can be found on social media. Non-flash photography is permitted during tours. No selfie-sticks, tripods, or other external equipment, please.
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.
A discount is available for members of The National Trust for Historic Preservation. 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.