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Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground

Sleepy Hollow, NY
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Type: Cemeteries
Description: Some of the characters in Irving's Legend can be found buried in this cemetery.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
46 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

History and great stories all in one place. It is so hard to imagine how old some of the grave markers were. Perfect rustic New England charm with that extra added spookiness. Very interesting place indeed.

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WGRI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We went to the Old Dutch Church to hear Jonathan Kruk (amazing, professional storyteller) tell the story of Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman. I believe he does this every year in October (and the run was sold out - 3 shows a night). There are sound effects and organ music to give it just the right touch ! I... More

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New Jersey
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127 reviews 127 reviews
74 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I ended up in the church because couldn't walk the hills of the cemetery. It is beautifully restored. But the best part was Pete. He is the docent and knows literally every nail and cranny of the place. Since I would be in his company for two hours while the others climbed the hill. I know every other nail and... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is the original burying ground for Sleepy Hollow. The Old Dutch Church has interesting architecture. There are many Revolutionary War soldiers' graves here. They are marked with an American flag and/or a medallion. Other graves date to the 1600s. You can catch a glimpse of history by reading the epitaphs on the stones. This cemetery was not as crowded... More

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Manchester, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Spent an eerie weekend this Halloween in a town renown for it's haunted tales, Sleepy Hollow, NY. My friend and I participated in a number of fantastic activities that the town has to offer such as the Jack O' Lantern Blaze, and Horseman's Hollow. But what was the highlight of our trip? You may be surprised! It was the dramatic... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Hubby and I made the requisite stop at this historic venue on a recent pre-Halloween trip to Sleepy Hollow. If you visit, definitely invest in the $8 guide to this cemetery from the gift shop at nearby Philipsburg Manor. You will appreciate this venue and its "residents" all the more. The guide serves as a sort of "treasure map" to... More

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palmyra
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Not wheel chair accessible , small but interesting. Have lantern tours at night that sell out for October.

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