Moonshine & Mobsters

  • Pine Plains, Hudson Valley
  • Jun 17, 2017 – Jun 18, 2017
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Enjoy a unique chance to step back in time and tour a prohibition era distillery site established by infamous mobster/gangster Dutch Schultz who was a major player during prohibition (his story was made into a movie, Billy Bathgate, and portrayed in Cotton Club and Boardwalk Empire). The fact that the entire bootlegging operation was underground was very unique. The first two times the FBI came to the site in 1932 they couldn't find the distilling operation. The third time, they discovered the operation via a tunnel entrance. Only two men were captured while the rest of the workers escaped through miles of tunnels. When the FBI shut it down, they found three stills, 15,000 gallons of mash and 10,000 pounds of sugar. The site was brought back to life by a new 13,000 square foot barn, built over the entrance to one of the tunnels. Join our tour guide for this exciting exploration into New York State’s notorious past!



  • From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free to attend
  • 98 Ryan Road
    Pine Plains, NY 12567
  • 518 398 1022
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  • Children Are Free: Yes
  • Motorcoach Parking Spaces: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Path Through History Weekend Event (6/17-6/18 & 10/7-10/9, 2017): Yes
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