Video About Bannerman's Castle Arsenal located on Bannerman Island near Beacon NY Fishkill, New York.
On the night of December 26th 2009, an estimated 35% of the entire front wall and east corner wall of the massive arsenal collapsed due to the weathering of the aging mortar and unprotected ricks
Today, the castle is property of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and is mostly in ruins. While the exterior walls still stand, all the internal floors and non-structural walls have since burned down. The island has been the victim of vandalism, trespass, neglect and decay. Several old bulkheads and causeways that submerge at high tide present a serious navigational hazard. On-island guided hard hat tours were recently made available through the Bannerman's Castle Trust. The castle is easily visible to the riders of the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson line and Amtrak. The sign is easily visible to southbound riders.