The Millay Tapes: Katie Barbato in Concert 

Date: August 12
Time: 2 pm
Location: Steepletop

Katie Barbato is a Philadelphia based singer, songwriter and musician. On this, her first visit to Steepletop, Katie pays tribute to Edna St. Vincent Millay with songs from her album, The Millay Tapes. This collection of 12 songs written by Katie Barbato is set to the poetry of the late great Pulitzer Prize winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.

“I fell in love with her poetry (like countless others before) when I first found a book of her poems at an antique bookstore along a seaside town in New England. I was truly inspired and deeply moved by her passionate writing.”

Katie was a finalist in the 2015 International Songwriting Competition and also writes for television and film including the theme to the movie “Sugar".

For more information about the concert or to make a reservation call 518-392-3362 or email at

Fee: $10








Hiking Steepletop 

Dates: August 13; September 16; October 15 
Time: 10am to 12pm
Location: The Grounds at Steepletop

Another extremely popular tour from last season is back with expanded dates. 

Description: This tour allows visitors an expanded view of the wonders of Steepletop.  The tour will include a selection of Millay’s nature poetry, much of it inspired right here at Steepletop.  We will be exploring areas of the property not included in the regular House or Grounds & Gardens tours.  Be advised that this is a hike.  We will be walking over uneven terrain, through the forest and the fields.  Some of the property may be boggy.   Please wear attire appropriate for hiking.

Meet at Tamarack Cottage Visitors Center 15 minutes before the hike begins.

To make a reservation or for more information, call Steepletop at 518-392-3362, Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm or email us at

Fee:  $25

For those who wish to take a tour of Millay's home afterwards, a 12:30 pm tour will be offered at a special price of $12.







Steepletop: Behind The Scenes 

Steepletop:  Behind the Scenes House Tour
Time: By Appointment

Description of Tour:  This exclusive tour includes the regular tour of Millay's house plus access to the unrestored rooms not open to the public, including the Withdrawing Room with double grand pianos and the "modern" kitchen designed for a Ladies Home Journal magazine article in 1948. We will also include a private look at some of Millay’s personal accessories not seen on the regular tour. The tour lasts about one and half hours. A Grounds and Garden tour is also included in the fee if you wish to take that also; plan another hour.

Fee:  $50  

Please register in advance by calling Martha Raftery at 518-392-3362 or by email at








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The Society's mission is to illuminate the life and writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and to preserve and interpret the character of Steepletop, her home and gardens, places where nature inspires the creative spirit.