Guided Tours

Guided Tours of Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park are available, by appointment, Tour Guides Kevin and JohnApril 1st to October 31st, 7:00 am to sunset. Tours last approximately one hour and can be customized in their length and focus areas. Tours are led by trained Walkway Ambassadors who are knowledgeable about the Walkway's construction, history, reconstruction, the Hudson River, and the areas surrounding the park. All proceeds benefit Walkway Over the Hudson, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

Highlights of the Guided Tour:

  • Walking 212 feet above the Hudson River across a 19th century railroad bridge transformed into the world’s longest linear park
  • Learning about the history and the surrounding area
  • Viewing/listening to the Mobile Web Tour signage and historic photos in English, Español, Italian, or Mandarin Chinese
  • Enjoying a 360 degree vista of the Hudson Valley's breath-taking river, mountains, and surrounding scenic area

The cost is $250 per bus is recommended for groups arriving at the East Entrance(61 Parker Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601), the West Entrance (87 Haviland Rd. Highland, 12528), or the Walkway’s elevator entrance at Upper Landing Park (83 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie NY 12601).

For more information on Group Tours email or click here to book your Group Tour online . Due to demand, tours should be booked a minimum of two months prior to ensure availability date.

Walkway in Autumn

Photo courtesy of Susanne O'Neil

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Self-Guided Tours

Listen to the Walkway Mobile Web Tour in English, Español, Italian, or Mandarin Chinese

An interactive, multi-media, and multilingual tour of the historic Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge and the surrounding Hudson Valley via your smart device (e.g. phone, ipad). The tour takes you through the bridge's history, its dramatic rehabilitation, and the Hudson Valley's incredible natural environment. It provides audio information for the interpretive signage on the bridge. In addition, the tour provides additional information on local areas of interest such as descriptions of nearby historic estate and revolutionary war sites.

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Image of a mobile phone displaying the Walkway website

Check out our interactive tour of the Poughkeepsie - Highland Railroad Bridge and Greater Walkway Region.


Listen in English, Spanish, Italian, or Mandarin.