Come explore the limits of your imagination!


This year, Family day is being hosted by the Constitution Island Association and the Putnam History Museum.  Family Day offers young families and people of all ages the opportunity to explore Constitution Island through a variety of fun, hands-on learning experiences and entertainment - all set in the unique, natural and historic setting of Constitution Island. 


Visitors can explore the footpaths and ruins of Revolutionary War fortifications, and transport back to a time before Henry Hudson sailed up “the river that flows two ways.”  On-hand docents are available to discuss the island's historic Warner House, its famous inhabitants the Warner Sisters, and the island's beautiful gardens.


Family Day activities include live animal exhibits, a  professional story-teller in period costume, a history quiz table, a planting fun garden table, Anna's Art Studio coloring table, and the famous “teddy bear parade” for younger children.  Please have your children bring their favorite stuffed animal!  Souvenirs, food and drinks (Greg's Good Eats) can also be purchased and enjoyed on the historic Revolutionary War Parade field. 


The event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.


Upcoming Date:

September 24th, 2016 - view flyer

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Past Dates:

Family Day: September 27th, 2014 - view flyer

Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Book & Souvenir Shop open all day.

- Anna's Art Studio -

come draw and color a picture to remember your day

10:00 A.M.                              Site open to public


10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.           "Bite of HIstory" Quiz Table

                                                 - Putnam History Museum

10:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.           Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Exhibit

                                      (turtle, snake, skink)


10:30 A.M. -11:30 A.M.         "Tales of the Hudson Highlands"

                                                 by Jonathan Kruk


11:00 A.M. -11:30 A.M.         Tour of Revolutionary War Ruins

                                                 (meet at Warner House awning)


NOON                                     Teddy Bear Parade

     with Ronnie Clark Coffey

1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.              Two by Two Zoo

                                                 (goats, ducks, rabbit, tortoise, bearded dragon, pot bellied pigs and kangaroo)


1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.              Tour of Revolutionary War Ruins

                                                 (meet at Warner House awning)


1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.              "Life on Constitution Island in the 19th Century"

     with Ronnie Clark Coffey


2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.              The Planting Fun Garden Table

     - Constitution Island Association

3:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.              Teddy Bear Parade

     with Ronnie Clark Coffey


4:45 P.M.                                 Last boat for public departs Constitution Island to West Point South Dock


*Photos of the event, including guests, will be taken for the Association website and other related publications.
Suggested Donations:
Adults: $10.00 each | School Groups: $7.50 each  |  Seniors: $9.00 each
Ages 6-16: $9:00 each (under 6 are free)  |  Cadets, active duty military and DOD personnel: Free.
Please bring photo ID - driver’s license or passport
(16 and over)

Cold Spring Metro-North Train Station  - FREE PARKING

For those coming from the east side of the Hudson River, buses will be running to and from Constitution Island from 10:00am through the last scheduled departure at 4:15 pm.  The bus will be waiting at the gate at the South end of the parking lot. 

West Point's South Dock - FREE PARKING

For those coming from the West side of the Hudson River, a boat will leave West Point’s South Dock every half hour from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  At West Point, follow signs to the visitors center and "West Point - South Gate".  Proceed through the security checkpoint.  Just beyond the gate, pass the Thayer Hotel on the right and then turn right onto "Williams Road".  At the bottom of the hill is the Hudson River and South Dock.

*Per the schedule below, the last boat will depart Constitution Island at 4:45 pm - no boats from Garrison Landing this year


From Constitution Island to West Point South Dock


   9:45 am             10:15 am           10:45 am           11:15 am           11:45 am

   12:15 pm           12:45 pm           1:15 pm             1:45 pm             2:15 pm

   2:45 pm              3:15 pm             3:45 pm             4:15 pm             4:45 pm

The PUTNAM TOURISM CORPORATION is a sponsor of this event.

The United States Military Academy (USMA) and United States Army Garrison (USAG) West Point are not co-sponsors of this event and the use of Constitution Island does not constitute endorsement of the Constitution Island Association or its requests for donations.

Past Dates:

Family Day: September 26th, 2015 - view flyer

Ronnie & TB Parade 4
Ronnie & TB Parade 2
Ronnie & TB Parade
Tortoise 2
Kangaroo 2
Girl and Pony