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West Point Foundry Preserve

West Point Foundry Preserve Review

The ruins of a 19th-century iron foundry stand (barely) here amid a tangle of vines, a babbling brook, and 87 acres of preserved marshland and woodland. The original commercial hub of Cold Spring village, the West Point Foundry once buzzed with activity, as ironworkers manufactured Civil War cannons, cannon balls, and guns, as well as cast-iron facades for SoHo warehouses and even the nation's first domestically made locomotive. To get here from Main Street, turn south onto Kemble Avenue and take it to the end, proceed through the gate, turn left, and follow the path to the site.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off Kemble Ave., south of Main St., Cold Spring, NY 10516
  • Phone: 845/473–4440
  • Website:
  • Location: Cold Spring

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