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Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground

Sleepy Hollow, NY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Description: Some of the characters in Irving's Legend can be found buried in this cemetery.
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English first
North West England
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A great location with such history. Well laid out and sign posted. Will return when we have more time

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Spotswood, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

you can't tour the cemetery & not stop to see the oldest active church, such a piece of history should be honored.

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Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This historical church and cemetery are well-worth visiting when you are in Sleepy Hollow. The cemetery closes at dusk but is otherwise open and free to visitors. Like the church, it is well-maintained and lovely, with many gravestones from colonial times.

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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Get out and walk around! We didn't go in church but assume you can. The old graveyard was very cool and very old.

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Naples, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

With a map in hand one can walk the paths and identify the gravesides of Washington Irving,, Samuel Gompers, just to name a few.. The map can be found at the cemetery which is a short block away from the visitor center for Kykuit, n NY

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Albany, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This old church in Sleep Hollow, NY is a great relic from colonial times. You can't miss it and there's ample parking. Plus, you can just wander the entire grounds and cemetery uninterrupted anytime.

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Wellsboro, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The cemetery is well kept and holds lots of history. We enjoyed wandering around and checking out the area.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

History meets lore meets a check off of my bucket list! Beautiful, charming and historic, this is one of the places I had always wanted to visit. As an Irving fan growing up, I felt his writing with every step I took there. I checked off an item on my bucket list when I photographed my 150 year old copy... More

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Huntington, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground is a charming place brimming with history! We visited on a beautiful fall day when the foliage was at its peak and the weather was warm enough to walk among the graves. Many markers had names familiar to us from the stories of Washing Irving who is buried just up the hill in... More

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Kearny, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

One of the best family activities we've been to in a long while. An actor recites the Legend of Sleepy Hollow in period attire and in an old world accent with plenty of sound effects. This was a very thrilling low-tech show. The actor captured our full attention for 1+ hour. Would definitely go back!

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