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A piece of literary history.

This is a fun visit to see the school that Jesse Merwin used. He was the person That Icabod Crane... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Van Allen House

The school house is actually a little white rotting building. The Van Allen house on the same... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2012
Kinderhook, New York
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11 Jul 2017
“Enjoyable Step Back in History”
5 Jul 2017
“A piece of literary history.”
The Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse is a 19th-century building that served as a local single-room public school into the 1940s. Recently awarded a 'Legends & Lore' marker by the New York Folklore Society & William G. Pomeroy Foundation honoring Washington...more
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2589 Route 9H, Kinderhook, NY 12106
+1 518-758-9265
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Having attended a small elementary school this place brought back fond memories of the small classrooms. It was enjoyable seeing the books we learned how to read. The person who staffed the house this day was excellent. Very well-informed on the school and the surrounding...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bob C
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a fun visit to see the school that Jesse Merwin used. He was the person That Icabod Crane was based upon. A nice stop before you head down the road to see the house of our 8th President. Enjoy this part of your...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

We stooped here while we were at the Van Alen house. Not much to see through the windows. Ok to stop at.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank 119TomB119
Reviewed 23 September 2012

The school house is actually a little white rotting building. The Van Allen house on the same property has recently been renovated and is a very interesting building. The property was used this year for a Cival Wat re enactment which is why we were...More

Date of experience: July 2012
Thank LarryS17
Management response:Responded 28 June 2017

Please come back and visit the Schoolhouse! We have repaired it inside and out and we have a new historical marker for Ichabod Crane! Hope you can enjoy it this time.

Reviewed 3 September 2012

Its an added bonus when visiitng the Van Alen House. As the docent will be collecting the tour fee here, its worth spending 15 minutes getting to know.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank eminker
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