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Washington Irving's Sunnyside House

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A graceful home for America's erstwhile most famous writer

Down a winding lane from Broadway traffic, Washington Irving's home on the eastern bank of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Irvington, New York
Interesting and Informative

The tour of Washington Irving's Sunnyside house was very interesting and informative. The tour... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Levittown, New York
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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
+1 914-366-6900
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Down a winding lane from Broadway traffic, Washington Irving's home on the eastern bank of the Hudson still feels like the writer's retreat it was mean to be. Little has changed from the 1800s, when the author of Bracebridge Hall, The History of New ork...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

The tour of Washington Irving's Sunnyside house was very interesting and informative. The tour guide was excellent and held our attention with stories about Irving's life. The house is both pretty and unique and the view of the Hudson River is great.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank litraveler2016
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

My mom and I went on a tour here this past weekend for Halloween. It was really interesting to go inside the home. His home has a very quaint, cozy feeling to it and being able to see the Hudson so close was beautiful. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gabby C
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Staff is wonderful. We learned a lot. Group size is small because of the size of the rooms, etc. Our visit made a good prelude to the Jack-o-Lantern Blaze at Van Cortland Manor. Definitely would recommend both.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We found this place quite delightful. The desk staff were welcoming and gave us lots of information. It’s a short walk to the house and the line was short. We had a reservation for noon but they kept taking people in small groups, ours was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jeannie2207
Reviewed 20 October 2018

I highly recommend anyone visiting Sleepy Hollow to take a quick tour of Irving's house and property; it's beautiful. The social history you will learn is worth the trip alone. All of the guides were knowledgable, engaging, and will answer your questions. Tours run every...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour but did not really enjoy the way it is structured. They take very small groups in and hand you off to the next docent in the next room or hallway. Sometimes you are just waiting for the previous one to finish...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank travellerfromatown
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
4  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

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank seestars2014
Reviewed 8 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank amiargaman
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Bridget G
11 July 2018|
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
24 May 2018|
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
20 May 2018|
Response from ItsOnlyMyOpinionNow |
Was looking for Sunnyside, not Kykuit....