Washington Irving

The Catskills, NEW YORK

  • Photo of Washington Irving’s home - Sunnyside
    Washington Irving’s home - Sunnyside - is still standing, just south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Before Irving purchased it, the house belonged to 18th century colonialist Wolfert Acker, about whom Irving wrote his sketch “Wolfert’s Roost.” — Tarrytown, New York
  • Photo of grave marking the resting spot of the beguiling Eleanor Van Tassel.
    Grave marking the resting spot of the beguiling Eleanor Van Tassel, thought to be the inspiration for Ichabod Crane’s love object in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” It is located in the Old Dutch Burying Ground, adjacent to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where the story’s author, Washington Irving, is buried. — Sleepy Hollow, New York

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Washington Irving


Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
3 W Sunnyside Lane
Irvington, NY 10533
Phone: (914) 631-8200
Website: www.hudsonvalley.org

Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow and Old Dutch Burying Ground
430 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Phone: (914) 631-4497
Website: odcfriends.org

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
540 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Phone:  (914) 631-0081
Website: www.sleepyhollowcemetery.org

Philipsburg Manor
381 N Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Phone: (914) 631-8200
Website: www.hudsonvalley.org

OLD DUTCH BURYING GROUND — Sleepy Hollow, New York

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