Historic Sites

You’ll want to put a few of these spots on your itinerary when you visit. Click the links below for expanded information. Check our Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown calendar for special events at these and other locations.

Christ Episcopal Church TarrytownChrist Episcopal Church, 43 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-2074. Washington Irving, author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” was a vestryman, warden, Sunday School teacher, and regular parishioner at Christ Church until his death in 1859. His pew is still marked in the front of the sanctuary. Read more…

Sleepy Hollow bridge

Headless Horseman Bridge. Where’s the bridge from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? We’ve got the clues you need to figure out where Ichabod Crane met his untimely end. Hint: the bridge may not be where or what you think it is. You’ll need to bring your own pumpkin, and beware of headless horsemen! Read more…

Historical Society of Sleepy Hollow and TarrytownThe Historical Society, 1 Grove Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-8374. Learn about the history of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, from our years as a Dutch colony through revolution, industrialization, and suburbanization. Collections include material relating to the capture of British spy Major John Andre by local militia. Read more…

Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate, tours depart Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. This grand mansion was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family and is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Guided tours of the house, gardens and art galleries. Read more…

Lyndhurst mansion in Tarrytown

Lyndhurst, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-4481. This Gothic Revival mansion, designed by renowned American architect Alexander Jackson Davis, has been home to a mayor of New York City, an inventor, and a railroad baron. Its grounds are home to annual events and festivals. Read more…

Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow and Old Dutch Burying Ground, 430 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. Founded around 1685, this is the church and churchyard that appear in Washington Irving’s short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” It’s also the oldest church in continuous use in New York state. Read more…

Philipsburg Manor Sleepy HollowPhilipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-631-8200, 914-631-3992. Todays villages of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown are descendants of this colonial-era farming, milling, and trading center, restored to its 1750 look. Every October it’s the location of Sleepy Hollow’s premier haunted attraction—Horseman’s Hollow. Read more…

Henry Villard monument, Sleepy Hollow CemeterySleepy Hollow Cemetery, 540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. 914-631-0081. Founded in 1849, the cemetery is non-profit and non-sectarian. Famous burials include Washington Irving, Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler, Samuel Gompers, Elizabeth Arden, Leona Helmsley, Brooke Astor, and William Rockefeller. Read more…

Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Lighthouse

Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse (aka Tarrytown Lighthouse and Kingsland Point Lighthouse), 299 Palmer Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. 914-366-5109. In its 78 years of operation, 12 light keepers and their families occupied the five-story structure. Until its decommission in 1961 it warned ships off dangerous shoals in the Hudson River. Read more…

Washington Irving's Sunnyside

Sunnyside, 89 West Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-8200, weekdays, 914-591-8763 weekends. Washington Irving’s meticulously restored home is filled with the author’s possessions including his writing desk and books. Irving designed house and grounds himself. Read more…

Union Church of Pocantico Hills

Union Church of Pocantico Hills, 555 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills (Sleepy Hollow), NY 10591, 914-631-8200 tour info, 914-631-2069 church services. The church’s rose window was the last work by Henri Matisse before his death. Nine other stained glass windows were created by Marc Chagall in honor of members of the Rockefeller family. Read more…

warnerWarner Library, 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-7734. The main building was built in the 1920s by local residents Worcester and Cornelia Warner. The main door, weighing over 1000 pounds, contains an antique bronze panel from Florence. Read more…