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Washington Irving's Sunnyside House

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nice visit

We were tentative about visiting because of some review....but so glad we did! The tour is 50... read more

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We were met by our docent dressed in period garb where we learned quieter a bit about Washington... read more

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A visit to Sunnyside is an enchanted adventure in a romantic landscape and a much-loved riverside home that has been charming visitors for generations.Hear about Washington Irving's storied past and how he came to be America's first internationally...more
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3 W Sunnyside Ln, Irvington, NY 10533-1205
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were tentative about visiting because of some review....but so glad we did! The tour is 50 minutes and our docent was Hal, one of the best tour leaders we have been with. His knowledge of the architecture of the house, history, and Irving's life...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Washington Irving's house was interseting and the guide's history of Washington Irving was very good. But the experience was disappointing. It wasnyour averagebtour. Not really a good stop.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were met by our docent dressed in period garb where we learned quieter a bit about Washington Irving and his life. Sunnyside overlooks the Hudson and Irving had a beautiful view form his porch. There are hiking trails and after the house tour is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

I had to see the homestead of Mr Washington Irving! The first paid USA writer with multiple pseudonyms! Mentored by Sir Walter Scott and influenced by his European travels and Ambassador to Spain! Must see sight if you’ve enjoyed the Legend of Sleepy Hollow or...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

An escorted tour takes you around the grounds, filling in the history of Washington Irving and the place that became his home. Weaves in New York history, literary and political history, and full of period furniture to bring his time alive.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

Sunnyside is the fanciful historic home of premier American author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" fame Washington Irving. We are visiting on the 200th anniversary. Delightful visitors center with excellent film to introduce you to this legend. Walk downhill towards the Hudson River...great views...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Down a winding lane from Broadway traffic, Washington Irving's home on the eastern bank of the Hudson still feels like the writer's retreat it was mean to be. Little has changed from the 1800s, when the author of Bracebridge Hall, The History of New ork...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

The tour of Washington Irving's Sunnyside house was very interesting and informative. The tour guide was excellent and held our attention with stories about Irving's life. The house is both pretty and unique and the view of the Hudson River is great.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank litraveler2016
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

My mom and I went on a tour here this past weekend for Halloween. It was really interesting to go inside the home. His home has a very quaint, cozy feeling to it and being able to see the Hudson so close was beautiful. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gabby C
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Staff is wonderful. We learned a lot. Group size is small because of the size of the rooms, etc. Our visit made a good prelude to the Jack-o-Lantern Blaze at Van Cortland Manor. Definitely would recommend both.

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 19, 2019|
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Response from christiTourDirector | Reviewed this property |
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July 11, 2018|
Response from Karen C | Property representative |
Hi Bridget, Please find information about wheelchair access at Washington Irving's Sunnyside below: Visitor Center and Site Access Handicapped parking is available and handicapped restrooms are available in the Visitor... More
May 23, 2018|
Response from Karen C | Property representative |
Yes, there are tours of Sunnyside. Tours take place Wednesdays-Sundays and Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. On weekdays timed tours are at: 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm... More