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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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Waterbury, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful old church, wonderfully kept. Enjoyed this retelling of Washington Irving's story and the amazing church. A must see if visiting Sleepy Hollow.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

And see in person the church and churchyard from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Built in 1685, this is the oldest church in New York State and is still a place of worship today. Church members share this history of the building and the surrounding cemetery. Washington Irving is buried here, as are Andrew Carnegie and William Rockefeller. A must... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Right next door to the Sleepy Hollow cemetery, containing the graves of some of the earliest inhabitants. Worth a look. Very well kept.

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palmyra
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Famous Church in Washington Irvings "Sleepy Hollow" story . Bridge is also in the cemetery I was told but did not get to see it.

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North West England
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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