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Washington Irving's Sunnyside House

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Took a tour with my best friend. Our tour guide, Barbara, was amazing! She shared history with... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Dianna G
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Who knew Washington Irving was a rock star of his time?

Delightful, informative tour of Sunnyside, led by a professional and completely charming docent... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
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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...more
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3 W Sunnyside Ln, Irvington, NY 10533-1205
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Took a tour with my best friend. Our tour guide, Barbara, was amazing! She shared history with enthusiasm, and, answered our questions with graceful patience. It was magical to time-travel with her as our guide! Delightful.

2  Thank Dianna G
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Delightful, informative tour of Sunnyside, led by a professional and completely charming docent, Barbara, who totally rocked the hoopskirt look! Tons of details about Washington Irving's life and times, his connections to both Hudson Valley and world history. Group sizes are strictly limited and, once...More

2  Thank seestars2014
Reviewed 8 August 2018

A beautiful place, interesting American history and a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. Most recommended.

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

We love history and this tour was so interesting, a but still enjoyable. So many interesting fact about the life of Washington Irving. It was a small group. The house is unique!! We bought our tickets ahead on line.

2  Thank Jo R
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I had thought the house and grounds would have been smaller given the time it was built but it was surprisingly large. We had a good and knowledgeable tour guide. The house is a fun place to tour and steeped with history. I recommend you...More

2  Thank Mary I
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Thank you Linda for an excellent and informative tour that has been the highlight of over 3 weeks touring the Hudson Valley. You brought the property to life and shared such wonderful insights into all the history of Washington Irving . Seriously good delivery and...More

3  Thank Ian H
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

An enjoyable and very informative tour of this beautiful home along the Hudson. The guide Linda was fantastic. I learned so much about Washington Irving and about that particular point in history.

3  Thank LindsCC777
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We learned a lot about Washington Irving and his times. He was the first American to really make a living by writing, and his home is delightful. At least, it was before the iron horse came through his front yard, ruining his enjoyment of the...More

4  Thank Ontheroadsince64
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We learned quite a bit on our tour of Sunnyside and recommend to anyone who will be in the area! Our guide was a bit new, so it would have been nice to have learned a little more about Irving in detail, but we got...More

1  Thank Julie G
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We visited the last Saturday Friday when it was open. It closes for the winter after early November until April. It is a charming house with a spectacular view of the Hudson River. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and very nice. We had...More

4  Thank FChas
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Bridget G
11 July 2018|
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Response from Karen C | Property representative |
Hi Bridget, Please find information about wheelchair access at Washington Irving's Sunnyside below: Visitor Center and Site Access Handicapped parking is available and handicapped restrooms are available in the Visitor... More
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ItsOnlyMyOpinionNow
24 May 2018|
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Response from Karen C | Property representative |
Yes, there are tours of Sunnyside. Tours take place Wednesdays-Sundays and Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. On weekdays timed tours are at: 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm... More
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ItsOnlyMyOpinionNow
20 May 2018|
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Was looking for Sunnyside, not Kykuit....
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