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Tourism

Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown have worked to preserve their rich heritage and culture, and invite guests from all over to discover all the unique gems of this Hudson River Valley area.

HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS

Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving the history, landscape, architecture and culture of the Hudson Valley region in New York. HHV operates several historic landmarks in the Sleepy Hollow Country, including: Kykuit, home to four generations of the Rockefeller family; Philipsburg Manor, Upper Mills, an early 17th century farm owned by the Philipse family; Washington Irving’s Sunnyside estate; the Union Church of Pocantico Hills, with its beautiful stained glass windows; Lyndhurst, an 1838 Gothic Revival mansion designed by Andrew Jackson Davis and owned by Jay Gould; and Van Cortlandt Manor and Montgomery Place, which are located near Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown.

The historic attractions don’t end there. The presence of Washington Irving and his tales is still felt at several local sites: Christ Episcopal Church, which was frequented by Irving until his death in 1859; the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow and Old Dutch Burying Ground, a registered National Landmark and featured site in Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; and the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where Irving and many other famous people have been laid to rest. Additional historic sites include the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse, built in 1883 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Historical Society Museum, which houses an extensive collection of memorabilia and documentation dating back to the 1600s. Also, be sure to plan a stop at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, which continues the area’s strong agricultural tradition.

CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

From music and theater to historical celebrations, there is always something happening in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown.

Music lovers take pleasure in performances hosted by the Mozartina Musical Arts Conservatory, the Friends of Music and the Jazz Forum Arts organization. The historic Tarrytown Music Hall is a widely popular entertainment venue in the region. The 843-seat hall was originally built in 1885 and today stands as the county’s oldest theater. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this fully operating theater’s stage is always bustling with music concerts, dance recitals, theatrical performances and many other exciting events.

The area also hosts a multitude of community events throughout the year, including farmers’ markets, street fairs and holiday parades. Perhaps the most popular time of year is Halloween in Sleepy Hollow. The entire month of October is dedicated to celebrating the spooky holiday and local haunted history. Among the many Halloween attractions are lantern-led Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Tours; Horseman’s Hollow, a haunted experience at Philipsburg Manor; dramatic retellings of Washington Irving’s tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; and much more.

LODGING

With so much to see and do, one day is just not enough to experience all that Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown have to offer. The area furnishes overnight guests with plenty of options when it comes to comfortable lodging. Visitors are invited to choose from local landmark hotels and inns, such as the Castle on the Hudson, the Tarrytown House Estate and the Alexander Hamilton House, or various well-known national chains. Marriott Spring Hills Suites Tarrytown, Sheraton Tarrytown Hotel, Westchester Marriott Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Tarrytown and DoubleTree Hotel Tarrytown are among the many excellent full-service hotels in town.

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