10 Things to Do in Sleepy Hollow That You Shouldn't Miss

April 7, 2018 Almeta Stockton

Sleepy Hollow is a village in the town of Mount Pleasant, in Westchester County, New York. The village is located on the east bank of the Hudson River, about 30 miles (48 km) north of New York City, and is served by the Philipse Manor stop on the Metro-North Hudson Line. To the south of Sleepy Hollow is the village of Tarrytown, and to the north and east are unincorporated parts of Mount Pleasant. The population of the village at the 2010 census was 9,870.
Restaurants in Sleepy Hollow

1. Washington Irving's Sunnyside House

3 W Sunnyside Ln, Irvington, NY 10533-1205 +1 914-366-6900
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4.5 based on 137 reviews

Washington Irving's Sunnyside House

A visit to Sunnyside is an enchanted adventure in a romantic landscape and a much-loved riverside home that has been charming visitors for generations.Hear about Washington Irving's storied past and how he came to be America's first internationally famous author, best remembered now for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and other short stories. His characters, from Brom Bones and Ichabod Crane to the mysterious Headless Horseman and the comic Rip Van Winkle, are icons in American culture. Even Johnny Depp has added to their global renown.A gently curved path leads to gorgeous views of the Hudson River and reveals the allure of Sunnyside's unique design, its intimate setting, its bucolic grounds, and its association with a beloved man of letters. SUNNYSIDE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL MAY 3. Please continue to check this listing or go to our website for updates.

Reviewed By Judy Z - Little Falls, New Jersey

If you are interested in learning about the fascinating biography of Washington Irving, coupled with the history of his home, this is the destination for you. The grounds of the property are beautifully maintained. The home itself has retained many of its original details. The docent led tour by Lynda was very informative. 5 stars all around!

2. Lyndhurst

635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591-6499 +1 914-631-4481
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4.5 based on 416 reviews

Lyndhurst

Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, its architectural brilliance is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. Its noteworthy occupants included: former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Lyndhurst is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Reviewed By MaryEllen22 - Guilderland, New York

Our guide, Jim, gave such an informative, interesting tour of the mansion. You came away feeling you really got to know a lot about the people who had lived there! Every room was breathtaking in furnishings and decorations for Christmas! This was a perfect time to visit! Even though the mansion is very large, it felt like a home...just lovely!

3. Kykuit

381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591-1806 +1 914-366-6900
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4.5 based on 613 reviews

Kykuit

Grand home and grounds of this former Rockefeller estate offer a marvelous collection of modern sculptures, Chinese and European ceramics, fine furnishings and beautifully landscaped terraces and gardens. KYKUIT IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL MAY 3. Please continue to check this listing or go to our website for updates.

Reviewed By Jeanette F - Asbury, New Jersey

I took the Kykuit house tour of the home and grounds. I did not expect to see such spectacular views and a Picasso art collection that was so extensive. Our guide, "Merla" was a treasure. She made every room and outdoor view come alive. The weather that day could not be better and the grounds were as interesting as the home. Be sure to go on a day when good weather is predicted. You will be amazed at the sheer beauty of the location as well as the extensive and priceless art collection. What was particularly special was how close you could get to the objects. So much better than any museum.

4. Nyack Beach State Park

Nyack, NY
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4.5 based on 112 reviews

Nyack Beach State Park

Reviewed By Christina P

Immediate tranquility arises from the gorgeous views, hikes, nature, picnic spots. Clean rest rooms and happy visitors from all nations. Close to heaven. Close to home.

5. Union Church of Pocantico Hills

555 Bedford Rd, Route 448, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591-1215 +1 914-366-6900
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Union Church of Pocantico Hills

This unassuming country church contains a stained glass window by Henri Matisse and nine windows by Marc Chagall, all commissioned by Nelson A. Rockefeller. The enthralling story of the windows and how they came to be here is the story of relationships among distinguished patrons and collectors of modern art, two great 20th-century artists, and the leading connoisseurs and tastemakers of the day. WINDOW-VIEWING TOURS ARE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 2. Please continue to check this listing or go to our website for updates.

Reviewed By ArtsyGalBaltimore - Maryland

Time: Visited Sunday mid-September around 4:30. Perfect for natural lighting for the Good Samaritan Chagall window and the Matisse Rose window.
Duration: Seasoned docent delivered a rapid-fire compelling narrative for each window. (15 minutes). Since a large tour group was to arrive, there was no opportunity for questions.
Gift: Purchase postcards or a packet at the back of the church.

6. Rockefeller State Park Preserve

125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570-3500 +1 914-631-1470
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4.5 based on 144 reviews

Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Reviewed By lindaofny - South Salem, New York

We often go to Rockefeller to walk around the lake for our token exercise. There are many trails for those interested in long walks along the well groomed sandy carriage trails. Every one is surrounded by trees or grass. After storms the debris is cleaned up quickly. There are regular events to raise money and volunteers run the office. Seniors can apply for free weekday parking.

7. Westchester Broadway Theatre

1 Broadway Plz, Elmsford, NY 10523-1191 +1 914-592-2222
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4.5 based on 185 reviews

Westchester Broadway Theatre

Reviewed By morrisjanita - Melbourne, Australia

Attended an Elvis Tribute Show here by Kevin Mills with his Double Trouble Band & the wonderful Romano sisters, it was unbelievable. Great value for money Kevin was fantastic. & brought Elvis back to life. We had a delicious meal, comfortable seating & a great view. This theatre has many shows throughout the year. Easy access, good parking & facilities. Look forward to seeing Elvis there again!!!

8. Kensico Dam Plaza

1 Bronx River Parkway Rd, Valhalla, NY 10595-2112 +1 914-328-1542
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Kensico Dam Plaza

Reviewed By 7Lisal - New York City, New York

Kensico plaza is a nice place to spend an afternoon. Good for a stroll or a bike ride. Lots of free parking, tables and benches for enjoying your lunch. Lots of trees for shade. The plaza features various heritage festivals on summer Sundays.Rain or shine. Every week features an ethnic festival with related cuisine, music and events. We saw a wonderful authentic Mexican dance troupe which featured dancers of all ages. It was wonderful. It is casual so you can bring your own chairs and picnic blankets. Lots of fun for the whole family. Large police presence to ensure your safety.

9. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 +1 914-631-0081
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4.5 based on 414 reviews

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Reviewed By marleneaa - Atlantic City, New Jersey

The cemetery was well kept and it was a beautiful fall walk. The graves were interesting and some were unusual. Interesting that Roosevelt, Carnegie, and Gompers were all in there together. Made for good commentary when discussing the gilded age in history class.

10. Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

444 Saw Mill River Rd, Elmsford, NY 10523-1030
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

The Captain Lawrence Brewery in Elmsford boasts a large tasting room with a 30-foot oak bar, and serves 12 ales on tap, complimented by a wide array of food cooked on-site by our kitchen. Our recently renovated beer garden sports picnic tables, beer barrels, a bocce ball court, corn hole, and giant Jenga. It also sports its own outdoor bar. In winter or during rain, we open a secondary beer garden inside the brewery itself. Captain Lawrence Brewery provides on-demand tours, and is available for booking private events such as weddings and bachelor parties. Besides CLBC merchandise, the beer hall also sells beer to go, and will fill your growlers and crowlers for you. Kegs are also available to purchase at the brewery, providing you have filled out an online order form on our website in advance.

Reviewed By Steve T - Sayville, New York

They have an amazing facility. Awesome setting...outdoors must rock in the warmer weather. Parking is a little crazy. The beers are marginal. Some really good. Others comparable to Piels or Meisterbrau. Samples are affordable. Although they get you in having to buy a tasting glass for 2 dollars before you buy the tasting chips.

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