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Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground

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Address: Sleepy Hollow, NY
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Description: Some of the characters in Irving's Legend can be found buried in this...
Some of the characters in Irving's Legend can be found buried in this cemetery.
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Gorgeous and Terrifying

The trees were in full bloom when I visited. The views are spectacular. It is quite hilly (understatement). I have a tiny vehicle and wasn't sure I'd make it around some of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Maywood, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

The trees were in full bloom when I visited. The views are spectacular. It is quite hilly (understatement). I have a tiny vehicle and wasn't sure I'd make it around some of the curves. I call them curves, but they were actually precipices over which you could see out into the Sleepy Hollow countryside. I wanted to put my car... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Unless you really have an interest in cemeteries or dead Dutch people this is not worth your time. If you're a huge Washington Irving fan you may enjoy seeing his final resting place. There are some Revolutionary war soldiers buried here. Otherwise just an overgrown old cemetery. The old church is locked up and all there is to see is... More 

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It feels awkward reviewing a cemetery, but it's worth the awkwardness to tell you that you should really check this place out. For anyone who's ever read Washington Irving (or watched Sleepy Hollow), this place is a must-see. The old gravestones written in Dutch really connect you to New York's history. The readings of A Christmas Carol in December are... More 

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East Setauket, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was a great place to bring my partner and my dog. You have the option to walk or drive or even both. It's big, so be prepared. The history is so interesting as is the stone work. Funny enough, my car broke down close to Andrew Carnage’s grave. An employee came over and was very friendly and sincere in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

such an amazing historic walk with Washington Irving and Andrew Carnegie's graves in a beautiful, hilly spot

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I decided to pay a little visit to dug up more of the Dutch history in USA, this church is absolute must for history buff. Built in 1685 by the remaining Dutch settlers and continue to function till this day, although the church didn't suffer during the revolution war the family who owned the church was stripped of this property... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Definitely must visit place when you are in the area. This is a very historic church and cemetery and you can find some America's historic individuals buried here.

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Dagsboro, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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8 attraction reviews
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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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