I am a 50-yr-old mother of two teenagers (13 and 16) living in the Dallas area of Texas. I took my kids to NY for Thanksgiving week, and our very first stop was a lantern tour of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. It was fantastic! Lots of famous names there, lots of history and interesting facts. And of course, there's Washington Irving's plot and the Headless Horseman Bridge... Be aware - the tour is physically demanding: walking/standing for 2 hours, and walking over uneven ground with holes, tree roots, gravel and rocks with nothing but kerosene lamps to light the way... My 78-yr-old dad is in great shape and did just fine, but my 70-yr-old mom has bad knees, and she opted not to go (wise choice). We enjoyed the tour so much (and we wanted my mom to see it), that we went back during the day to see the place in sunlight. We took a self-guided tour and followed a map and saw the entire cemetery from the comfort of our car (no charge for this). Will definitely go back when/if we visit the area again. Oh - and they have souvenirs for sale during tours, but there is no onsite gift shop. You can purchase gifts at other attractions nearby - we just ordered our souvenirs online at: http://www.headlesshorsemangifts.com/
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