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Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground

Address: Sleepy Hollow, NY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Some of the characters in Irving's Legend can be found buried in this cemetery.
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Some of the characters in Irving's Legend can be found buried in this cemetery.
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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58 attraction reviews
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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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11 reviews 11 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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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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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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30 helpful votes 30 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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