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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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Naples, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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16 reviews 16 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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Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
51 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
80 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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