Sleepy Hollow Travel Guide

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Sleepy Hollow Things to Do

  • The Blaze

    This is an absolute MUST for Halloween lovers of all ages! This event is a walk-through of Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, which is dressed up with THOUSANDS of pumpkin carvings.It is not scary, but it is dark and crowded, so keep that in mind when determining if it's right for your kids. My opinion is that if they can walk around for an...

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  • Horseman's Hollow at Philipsburg Manor

    This haunted attraction served as a tame warm-up to my Halloween weekend in Hudson Valley. We parked in the overflow lot, which proved to a real treat because we got to walk up a LONG gravel walkway with real candle-lit lanterns lighting the path on each side. When we arrived to the entrance area, there was a headless horseman on a white horse (the...

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  • Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

    The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is a great place to start your experience here in Sleepy Hollow. Many famous people are buried here including Washington Irving (the author of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow), Andrew Carnegie, William Rockefeller, Elizabeth Arden, Walter Perry Chrysler, just to name a few. Although the cemetery is a historical site, it is...

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  • Union Church of Pocantico Hills

    The Union Church of Pocantico Hills is a beautiful, non-denominational place of worship. It's located near to Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate and still has an active congragation. As founding members of the church, members of the Rockefeller family commissioned the creation of the stained glass windows by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse.Chagall...

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  • Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

    The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is the resting place of many people, including Washington Irving, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Gompers and Elizabeth Arden. As cemetery's go, it is a lovely, peaceful place. The rear section is tree covered and bounded by the Pocantico River.There are usually locals out by the gates selling maps if you haven't picked one up by...

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  • Old Dutch Burying Ground and the Old...

    Ichabod Crane sought refuge in the burying ground and met up with the Headless Horseman. For the rest of us, the Old Dutch Church and the adjoining cemetery are a historic link to the past. Many of the original townspeople were buried there before the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery came about.

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  • Washington Irving's Sunnyside

    Washington Irving wanted a romantic home along the river where he could relax and write. His choice was Sunnyside. Located right along the Hudson River, this bright little house was just what he wanted. There were wonderful views over the river from many of the rooms in the house and the veranda area was as peaceful a place as you could find.Take a...

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  • OLD DUTCH CHURCH

    I don't remember much about the church other than there is a great pulpit in the front and an absolutely huge pipe organ at the back. This is where we met up with the old guy that gave us the tour of the cemetery.

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  • OLD DUTCH CHURCH CEMETARY

    This cemetery is connected to the Sleepy Hollow cemetery. It really is a treasure to see. If you are lucky, one of the tour guides will be here to show you around. When we were here there was this eclectic old guy who took us around the plots and showed us the real people from the Washington Irving story, The Tale of Ichabod Crane (The Headless...

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  • SLEEPY HOLLOW CEMETERY

    I love the darker side of life and that includes cemeteries. Patrick and Trish always raved about how cool the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery was. Patrick even tells the story of how Trish scared him by knocking on one of the crypt doors. When we went to visit Lyndhurst, Trish made sure we stopped here. I was really impressed with all the monuments and...

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  • Patriots Park

    Patrick and I stumbled across Patriot's Park during our first visit to Sleepy Hollow back in 2006. It wasn't until this last visit that we became aware of the historical significance of the park. It turns out that the park marks the spot where Major Andre, a spy, was captured and strip searched. Lo and behold the American Revolutionists uncovered...

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  • THE OLD DUTCH CHURCH CEMETERY

    The Old Dutch Church Cemetery connects to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery making it a little difficult to know where one ends and one begins. When we were here last Saturday, there was little old man there who knew absolutely everything about the church and the cemetery. He took Patrick and us around showing us the graves of the real people from the...

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  • SLEEPY HOLLOW CEMETERY

    This is a great place to bring the family for a history lesson. There are many famous people buried here including Washington Irving, Walter Chrysler and Andrew Carnegie. You can purchase a guide book to the cemetery at Phillipsburgh Manor (www.hudsonvalley.org/web/phil-main). Even if you don't like history, the interesting and intricate graves are...

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  • THE OLD DUTCH CHURCH

    I did a little bit of reading about this church and became fascinated with its history. The first day I went it was not open to the public, so I had to peek through the windows to see all the wonderful woodwork inside. I tried to take a picture of it but it didn't turn out well at all. When Richie and I came by this past weekend, we had perfect...

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  • 1883 Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow

    I really wished that I had more time on the trip down from CT so that we could have gotten off the highway to see this lighthouse close-up. All I have at the moment is the pictures from the bridge. Fortunately, we were going south and I was not driving so I was able to get several photos out of the passenger window. There would be better views from...

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  • THE UNION CHURCH OF POCANTICO HILLS

    The only thing to say about this church is breath taking. The stained glass window were designed by Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall. My 4 year old had absolutely no appreciation for the beauty of these windows, but I sure did. This is a definate must see for everyone who visits Sleepy Hollow.April to DecemberWeekdays (Closed Tuesday): 11am -...

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  • PHILLIPSBURGH MANOR

    Located right on route 9, is Phillipsburgh Manor. This is a living musuem of a farm and grist mill. The great thing about this place is that it is hands on. The actors encourage visitors to help feed the animals, lay down the bedding, round the animals up for the day, make food, tend the fields etc. The day we went they were making butter and sea...

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  • Union Church & stain glass windows...

    This is some wonderful place -- a beautiful small church funded by Rockefeller money with stain glass windows honoring members of the Rockefeller family. This place has brilliant colored light dancing in shades of pink yellow blue green all over the building as if floods through the stained-glass windows by impressionist masters Henri Matisse and...

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Sleepy Hollow Restaurants

  • Pre-Blaze Dinner

    I was looking for a dinner stop before attending The Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson. I wanted to beat the crowds (as much as that's possible for this event), so this seemed like the perfect option - a casual sit-down with family-friendly prices. The individual pizzas were excellent and were enough for two people after a salad. Still, we ordered two, so...

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  • Small town restaurant - great food

    Mima's is a cross between a traditional wine bar offering small plates of cheeses, cured meats, and antipasti and a trattoria offering regional Italian dishes. The menu has a good variety of choices and the wine list is expansive, with many choices by the glass.The restaurant is located in a cozy, rustic building. It has the feel of an upscale...

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  • Nice French tasty pastry in Sleep Hollow

    Well in this part of the world one looks for a CIA graduate for a great place to eat. I know what you VTers from NZ and Lichtenstein were thinking HAHAHA. The owner of this nice French Bristo and Baker is from the CIA!! will I get out alive???The owner Jill Rose is a Culinary Institute of America (CIA) graduate and very well know pastry chef and...

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Sleepy Hollow Transportation

  • YOU CAN DRIVE HERE

    Trish drove us here with the help of the GPS. Alright this isn't true, she knew exactly where to go. You do need to drive to Sleepy Hollow if you live across the river, otherwise you have to take the train to the city then back up and get a cab or make a really long walk.

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  • METRO NORTH OR VEHICLE

    The best two ways to get to Sleepy Hollow are to drive or to take the Metro North railroad. If you opt to take the railroad, be ready to do some walking or take cabs to the various points of interest. All things considered, I would advise renting a vehicle or taking your own depending on the circumstance.

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  • A VEHICLE WOULD BE HELPFUL

    If you plan on making a day out of touring the various places in Sleepy Hollow that are of interest, you really should have a vehicle. Most of the places are spaced a half mile or more away from eachother. You may be able to make due with a bike, but I definately wouldn't suggest walking it.

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Sleepy Hollow Warnings and Dangers

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    by moiraistyx Updated Apr 23, 2008

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    In the Sleepy Hollow Cemetary grave rubbings and etching are not allowed. Apparantly the materials used are harmful to the tombstones and the rubbing motion cause the markers to wear down at a quicker pace. The most you will probably get is a slap on the wrist but I wouldn't rule out a fine and maybe a citation of sorts. Rub and etch at your own risk. Check out the link below for furth information.

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Sleepy Hollow Favorites

  • Old Croton Aqueduct State Park

    This trail runs through Tarrytown from the Old Dutch Church Burial Ground in Sleepy Hollow to the Sleepy Hollow High School on through Tarrytown's business section and continuing south across Route 87 through the grounds of Lyndhurst and Sunnyside and finally ending in Irvington. The trail is owned and managed by the New York State Office of Parks,...

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  • Historic Hudson Valley Membership

    If you plan on visiting more than one site you may want to consider purchasing a membership from the website below.http://www.hudsonvalley.org/content/view/81/146/membership prices start at $60 for an individual and increase from there. I copied and pasted some membership info below from the website for your convenience. Free general admission to...

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