Protocol for Entering the Prison
Before entering Eastern, all guests will pass through a security checkpoint similar to that at any airport - you must present a valid photo ID. All electronic devices, including cell phones, smart watches, and cameras, are strictly prohibited. Please minimize what you bring inside - handbags, briefcases, and accessories should be left in the car. Dress is business casual. Guests are asked to arrive by 10:00 a.m. to allow time for security processing. Lunch will follow the ceremony and will conclude by 3:00 p.m.
For guests driving to Eastern, directions are provided below. Street Address: 30 Institution Road, Napanoch, NY.
Directions from NYC to Eastern:
Take I-95 S/US-1 S toward G W BRIDGE/UPPER LEVEL
Take EXIT 74 and Merge onto PALISADES PARKWAY NORTH.
Merge onto I-87 N/NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY N via EXIT 9W toward ALBANY (Portions toll).
Take the RT-17 exit, EXIT 16, toward US-6/HARRIMAN. Merge onto NY-17 W (Portions toll).
Take the US-209 exit, EXIT 113, toward WURTSBORO/ELLENVILLE.
Turn RIGHT onto US-209 (North) to Ellenville
In Ellenville, stay North on Route 209 to Napanoch. At Light, turn Right onto Institution Road.
Eastern NY Correctional Facility is straight ahead.
Directions from Bard to Eastern:
Head south on Annandale Road. Make a right at light (Route 199) to Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge.
Over bridge, stay on Route 199...the road changes to 209. Stay on Route 209 South. Stay on 209, through the towns of Marbletown, Stone Ridge, and Kerhonkson.
In Napanoch, turn left at light onto Institution Road. Eastern NY Correctional Facility is straight ahead. Park on either end of main entrance.
Remember, if you’ve hit Ellenville, you’ve gone too far.