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Smith’s Tavern is a historical landmark in Armonk within the town of North Castle New York.  This beautiful site reminds us of the town’s early history.  It is included in the learning curriculum of 4th grades in the Byram Hills Schools.

Smith’s Tavern is a landmark and is also the home of the North Castle Historical Society and is located at 440 Bedford Road, Armonk, NY. The North Castle Historical Society is chartered by The Regents of The University of The State of New York and is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic sites, education of our community and remembering local traditions.  The organization is totally supported by volunteer workers and contributors. This support is vital in keeping our North Castle History alive.  There is also no government funding.  There are so many fascinating stories about our town and many of them have been captured in our Historical Society Booklets that are available for the public to read.

Last weekend was Halloween Haunt Time.  The North Castle Historical Society created some spooky family fun. I visited on Sunday and there were plenty of families with children and everyone was having a great time.  Some of the activities included a haunted house that was kid friendly. and spectacular. There were also opportunities for pumpkin painting.  There were some games and plenty of yummy treats.

TThe children are trying to throw balls into the opens on the tree, the pumpkin, and the ghost.  The parents are looking on.

The haunted house was very spooky and was complete with this warning sign.  Outside the house sat a man dressed as a colonial soldier.  I wonder if there was a real one haunting the house.

It was a beautiful weekend for this fun.  This is my second post in Kathy Streib 's October Challenge.





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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Grant how fun and scarry at the same time, Glad you had fun:)Endre

Oct 25, 2021 11:59 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Grant... Smith's Farm sounds like a "must visit" spot, in general, and especially at Halloween.

Oct 26, 2021 04:53 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Grant. What a great way for the whole family to spend some quality time. Enjoy your visit.

Oct 26, 2021 05:08 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

They did a nice job with the decorations and I love hearing about kids having fun!

Oct 26, 2021 05:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good recommendation to share with area residents and visitors.

Oct 26, 2021 05:20 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Grant - Smith's Tavern in the town of North Castle looks like a throwback to a different time.   It is obviously an adventure-in-the-waiting for Armonk New York area residents and visitors alike.  

Oct 26, 2021 05:26 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Endre - was fun and literally just around the corner.

Nina - when the school visits they teach them about colonial crafts.

Wayne - and the weather was really perfect.

Brian - I thought the decorations looked great.

Roy - I saw it advertised all over town.

Michael - there is more in the town of North Castle which played a role in the American Revolution.

Oct 26, 2021 05:48 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, sounds like lots of fun for not only the kids, but the parents too!   

Oct 26, 2021 06:59 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Grant,

What a great place to enjoy the Halloween tradition.  And I enjoyed reading about the historical perspective.  A

Oct 26, 2021 07:20 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Grant Schneider - I really enjoy hearing about and seeing the history of our country.  Of course, out in the west, our history is a lot younger and a lot less of it. So, it is really nice to know that North Castle's history is alive and well. Happy Tuesday

Oct 26, 2021 01:43 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant when I saw the word "tavern" in the title I thought the blog was going to go in a different direction.  Good example of why we can't just read titles and  have to read the whole blog.

Oct 26, 2021 02:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Grant- and thank you for participating in this!!! Smith's Tavern looks like the perfect place for a Halloween Haunted House and other fun Halloween activities!!! 

Oct 26, 2021 05:22 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Great entry Grant Schneider . I hope to get mine in today as well. I really enjoy historical sites like this. Can you still get a beer at the Smith's Tavern?

Oct 27, 2021 05:36 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Joan - too bad I did not have grandson with me.

Ron and Alexandra - we have lots of history here in Westchester.

Sheri - I love history of our entire country and love visiting everywhere.

George - how about a nice colonial drink?  They actually don't serve there anymore.

Kathy - yes, and it is just one of a few.

Oct 27, 2021 11:40 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Bob - unfortunately no beer or any drinks.  Now that would please me very much if there were.

Oct 27, 2021 11:46 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you Grant for sharing Smith's tavern with us. It looks like a interesting place to visit...

Oct 29, 2021 11:12 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hey Grant - looks like a fun place for area residents and visitors to visit for the Halloween Holiday. Great photos!

Happy Halloween!


Oct 29, 2021 02:57 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Visiting Smith Tavern looks like a lot of fun. Is it open to the public at other times for tourism and other events?

Oct 31, 2021 10:51 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

What a wonderful place to visit, Grant - especially in the fall! 

Thank you for participating in this month's challenge!!

Oct 31, 2021 05:20 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, sure looks like a great place to visit, especially this time of year.  Next time you can bring your grandson.

Nov 02, 2021 08:58 AM