Eleazor Lord and Lord’s Castle - The story of the man who named Piermont
and started the Erie Railroad.
Learn more about the Castle.
Discover Piermont’s other rich history, its role in the American Revolution, its historic district, its 1900s Fort Comfort resort, Woody Allen’s Purple Rose of Cairo and more.
Piermont is a small village with a rich history. The Piermont Historical Society came together unofficially in 2004 with the goal of preserving the village's old railroad station on Ash Street. The group's original name was the Piermont Railroad Restoration Committee.
The station, built in 1873, was starting to deteriorate badly. The group met to talk strategy, and eventually restored the building with the help of grants and donations. It cost $139,000 to rehabilitate. The renovations were carried out with historical accuracy even though most of the original plans were missing. Old postcards were used to ensure the original decor and character remained.
Now, the station is the only one in Rockland County from that era and is on the National Historic Register. Today the station serves as a tribute to Piermont’s history. Some of our exhibits include: