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Sunnyside,inchanting home of Washington Irving

Sunnyside is the name Washington Irving gave to his beautiful and charming mansion on the Hudson... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
Beautiful special place tucked into Hudson. Cozy home to personage from early history

Visited after a long absence. In childhood this was my favorite author and place to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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89 West Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591-3819
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunnyside is the name Washington Irving gave to his beautiful and charming mansion on the Hudson River. It is one of only two of the Hudson River mansions that I believe I could feel comfortable living in. (The other one is Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt’s home.)...More

1  Thank JOSEPH L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited after a long absence. In childhood this was my favorite author and place to visit. Grounds are beautiful nestled within couple 100 feet of Hudson river. Unfortunately, tours were sold out, so we couldn't visit inside this time. They keep tour groups down to...More

Thank macska2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This home has been excellently preserved and the guide gave good insight to the life of Washington Irving when he was in residence. He renovated the home when he purchased it and was very forward thinking, providing many "modern" conveniences for his household. The view...More

1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Washington Irving's Sunnyside is a place you won't want to miss. Because our tour guide was great, we learned a lot of interesting information about the author. (We found out that he was the first American author who was able to earn a living solely...More

1  Thank vacationsights
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited in October 2018, this started off our 2 day visit to Sleepy Hollow. We had tickets for the "Home of the ‘Legend’" tour. Included an approx 30 minute tour of Washington Irving's beautiful home on the banks of the Hudson river. Also enjoyed a...More

2  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

easy to get to. good parking. super views of the Hudson. the house is charming, the guides know their stuff. b4 you go read up on Irving. a most remarkable man. the vibe in the house is warmth, family,history. we brought our 12.5 year old...More

2  Thank Valery M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the area it is worth a look. The view is wonderful on the water, but I can't say much about the grounds.

Thank 445beverlyz
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A nice tour of the house with lots of information on Washington Irving. Good combination todo with Lyndhurst

2  Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 13 October 2018

My wife and I spent a few hours at Sunnyside in October. This meant that we had an opportunity to see a shadow puppet play of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow while waiting to go on the tour of the home. The tour was very...More

Thank HappyCoupleNM
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We had a great tour of this lovely home on the Hudson River. Guide was very informative and well versed on the history of the house and the area. It is well worth a visit if you are visiting in the area.

1  Thank rmorin49
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Response from S1418WGsandrap | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. About one hour.
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Response from Joe M | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Lou L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, tickets can be purchased online through the historic Hudson valley website. Go to the historic Hudson valley website, whose address can't be posted for some reason, and look for tickets on the right hand side. Click... More