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Address: 89 Sunnyside Ave, Tarrytown, NY 10591-3819
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+1 914-591-8763
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Wed - Sun 10:30 - 15:30

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A visit to sleepy hollow

Visited around Holloween weekend. Extra characters were available to show the house and grounds. The location seems almost undisdurbed from the 1850's.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
ken f
Chestertown, Maryland
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Chestertown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Visited around Holloween weekend. Extra characters were available to show the house and grounds. The location seems almost undisdurbed from the 1850's.

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Southington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A journey back in time to a lovely home of one of America's great authors...the house, located on 10 acres right on the Hudson River, is a picturesque little cottage with small quaint rooms, and with our guide in period dress the house seemed to come alive with the stories of Washington Irving's life and family. Prior to visiting the... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

True confession: I grew up five miles from Sunnyside and had never visited until yesterday, 50+ years later. But I probably didn't miss many changes as this quaint home seems well anchored in the late 19th century. The tour is great, the docents (in costume) and extremely knowledgeable (if a bit eccentric). The home is quite small but beautifully situated... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We came to Sunnyside after visiting brilliant Kykuit, so it isn't likely that it would be over the moon about the simple house. But we did enjoy the visit very much. The house is set along the railroad track and overlooking the Hudson River. It was fascinating to feel the power of a train when it went by and to... More 

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staten isl, ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

VERY PRETTY AND INTERESTING place . Lots of history. Good for any age. The storyteller Bob was excellent.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We only toured the grounds because we were not in the area during their open times. Quaint cottage. Again we did not get to see inside or even the gift shop, but wanted to see where Washington Irving lived.

Thank lather66
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Sunny side was very neat. Our tour guide was very awkward and just looked at the floor the entire time. Beautiful grounds, amazing history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We very much enjoyed our visit to Sunnyside. It was fun to learn about Washington Irving. The docents were very knowledgeable and friendly. However, you must be on a tour to visit, and it is a good idea to have a reservation, ESPECIALLY on the weekend before Halloween.

Thank Barry L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

If you like Rip Van Winkle and Washington Irving stories about Sleepy Hollow have to go to Sunnyside nice day great grounds lots and lots and lots of History with a little something to eat

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My wife and I took the tour of Sunnyside (on a very rainy day) and enjoyed it immensely. The tour guide ---dressed in 1850 costume-- was pleasant and knowledgeable. The tour lasted a little over an hour, but would have taken longer had it not been raining and we had been able to tour the grounds. It would be a... More 

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