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Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground

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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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“The Legend Lives On!”

So who goes to a cemetery when they don’t have to? Well, we do when it’s this one! Situated on a hillside with steep ridges and valleys, the Old Dutch Church Cemetery offers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Philly Metro
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

So who goes to a cemetery when they don’t have to? Well, we do when it’s this one! Situated on a hillside with steep ridges and valleys, the Old Dutch Church Cemetery offers amazing vistas in a serene, contemplative landscape. Sculpted mourners sit frozen in time and stare in grief at their passed spouses, parents, siblings and children. Old trees... More 

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Durham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Recommend getting the 'Tales of the old dutch burying ground' and following the self tour. Lots of fun trying to find the stones discussed. Church is simple and beautiful. Old dutch burying grounds is separate but next to the Sleepy Hallow Cemetery. No grave rubbings allowed - bring your camera.

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you love The Legend of Sleepy Hollow this will thrill you. I never knew there was an REAL Dutch church and bridge which inspired Washington Irving when writing the book. The church was old when Irving was around (about 400 years old now) and is still in use! It's a beautiful church. I wish we could have been able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Wow! Beautiful and interesting! I want to come back! So much to see! Highly recommended!!! Would love to be buried here!

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There is amazing history to be discovered at this church and cemetery. You get a very cool atmosphere in October when Sleepy Hollow transforms into Halloween Central! Check out their website because I took a very cool midnight lantern tour of the cemetery on Halloween Night and it was worth every penny! It's a must see and do at least... More 

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Westbury, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Was here on a Saturday and the church wa s locked. Would have liked to see the inside. The cemetery itself was very old and very enjoyable to walk through. Wear good hiking shoes and bug spray.

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Hesperia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Beautiful grave stones and so much history, being attached to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and predating a lot of the graves in Sleepy Hollow, very interesting

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Maywood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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DC
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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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