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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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DC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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