T’is the season for spooky! Our recent offer at The Tarrytown House Estates got us thinking that this might be the place to go this Halloween. After all, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, one of our favorite ghost tales, takes place in this very corner of the Hudson River Valley. Here a few locations connected to the story that guests can visit (though we suggest going during the daytime).
The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow – Though renovated following a 1867 fire, this church, which features prominently in Irving’s Legend, retains much of its original appearance.
Sleep Hollow Cemetery – Adjacent to the Dutch Church, this is the final resting place of Washington Irving, as well as many other famous New Yorkers, including Andrew Carnegie and members of the Rockefeller family.
Sunnyside – Overlooking the broad Hudson River below, this meticulously designed 10-acre estate was Irving’s home until his passing in 1859.
The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze – We can all agree that being chased by a headless horseman wielding a flaming pumpkin is no fun, right? But harmless jack o’ lanterns? That’s another story. 4,000 (harmless) carved pumpkins light up the night at this annual event.