Christ Episcopal Church, 43 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-2074. Washington Irving, author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” followed the Rev. Dr. William Creighton here from Zion Episcopal Church in Dobbs Ferry. Irving was a vestryman, warden, Sunday School teacher, and regular parishioner at Christ Church until his death in 1859. The ivy on the church walls is from cuttings taken at Irving’s home, Sunnyside, and his pew is still marked in the front of the sanctuary. An estimated 5,000 descended on this small church on the day of Irving’s funeral—far exceeding its capacity.
The church holds an impressive array of painted and stained glass windows dating from the 1850s through the 20th Century.
This is very much an active church and the congregation welcomes guests. Stop by for a visit.
Parking: metered street parking. (Not applicable on Sundays.)
Check our Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown calendar for more special events.
Christ Church Fall Fair
Date: October 22, 2011.
Time: all day!
Location: Christ Episcopal Church, 43 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Live music, shopping, games and activities for kids!