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Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground

Sleepy Hollow, NY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Owner description: Some of the characters in Irving's Legend can be found buried in this cemetery.
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Dagsboro, Delaware
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148 reviews 148 reviews
56 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Built in 1685, this Dutch church was old by the time of the American Revolution! We went during October which is prime tourist time for Tarrytown and the Sleepy Hollow community. While there on a Saturday afternoon we enjoyed the tales about the church told by someone with obvious expertise. This is an active congregation (Reformed Church of the Tarrytown).... More

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Westchester, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is an evening tour with lanterns. We went Nov 15 2014 and it was cold but very enjoyable. Our guide was Aaron who was excellent. This is a fun and interesting thing to do. Now I want to go in the daytime to see more.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I went on a bus trip over the weekend of 10/24/14 and one of the stops was at this church (in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery). This church is very little and most of the lighting is by candlelight. We went at night to listen to a fantastic storyteller (Jonathan Kruk) relaying the story of the Headless Horseman.There is a fee... More

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The church per se is really simple on the inside and basic architecture, however it is well preserved. The burying ground gives it a spooky feeling. It makes you wonder how was it back in those times. You try to read the gravestones, some are weathered down and some are difficult to comprehend, however you know that everyone buried in... More

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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Awesome Tours. Roe was amazing ! Very personable with children ! Alot of interesting information is given about the people who inhabit the grounds.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

First, I receive no compensation for any of my reviews, I go, I write. My wife and I went to the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow for a telling of W. Irving's tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by story teller Jonathan Kruk. You need to buy tickets in advance, (well in advance) as all the shows sell out.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We did a self tour basically walked around the cemetery and saw the church. There is a lot to see and appreciate. Very well kept grounds, tombs, statues, and the church is very beautiful.

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New Jersey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A fortunate and most excellent venue for storyteller Jonathan Kruk's dramatic performance of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Mr. Kruk’s performance was energetic and enthralling, enhanced by the live organ music of Jim Keyes. An introduction by the church's current sexton informed us that the Old Dutch Church is the home of an active congregation. Even my husband,... More

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Pa
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161 reviews 161 reviews
34 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

There happened to be a gentleman there when we went in who was very well versed on the church and its history and he was fascinating. I really have no idea if there is someone interpreting there all the time or not. There is no signage to be speak of (there is an active congregation) so it is not really... More

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Make sure that if you book the lantern tour that you are at the right gate. We got there with no time to spare and missed the tour because it was held at the opposite gate!! Very disappointed.

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