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Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground

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Address: Sleepy Hollow, NY
Phone Number: +1 914-631-4497
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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 Old Dutch Church and Burial ground is actually the south entrance to Sleepy Hollow cemetery,just the really old and historic part, very interesting 1600s-1700s,we just love... read more

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Long Island NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Old Dutch Church and Burial ground is actually the south entrance to Sleepy Hollow cemetery,just the really old and historic part, very interesting 1600s-1700s,we just love that stuff!

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Sleepy Hollow cemetery and on the way out we went into the church for a quick peak. There was some history there which was cool but not too much To see but if you're in the neighborhood def check it out. It's free and free parking as well on premises..

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Sunrise, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the kids on a Sleepy Hollow adventure during fall and came across this historical site. It was a wonderful walk exploring with our small and older children. We went hunting for the headless horseman bridge and found such wonderful scenery. Such a peaceful place.

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As lovers of history, we often find ourselves wandering through old cemeteries. The carved stones and the hints of life stories are often sources of fascination. As we made our way through the Old Dutch Church Burying Ground, we looked for the gravesite of American author, Washington Irving. We found it near a black wrought iron gate bearing the name... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must-see if you're visiting Sleepy Hollow. Many of the characters Washington Irving used in his story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, are buried here such as the Van Tassels and Brom Bones (AbrahamVan Brunt). Washington Irving himself is buried here too; very close to the Old Dutch Church...just up a little hill and his whole family has... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

We visited Sleepy Hollow halloween weekend this year. The town was so decorated for halloween season, it was a great experience. We visited their famous Sleepy Hollow graveyard during the afternoon. We did not know until there, that Old Dutch Burying Ground is right next to Sleepy Hollow graveyard, they actually merge at one point. We wondered around the graveyard... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We stopped in Sleepy Hollow on the way to Newport and really enjoyed wandering around the old burying ground. It's a shame that we couldn't go inside the church and that there isn't really a map of where the famous graves are.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We like old churches. We visited the area for a Halloween getaway and had tickets for the "Irving's Legend" which took place in this church. Excellent master storyteller. Highly recommend. While waiting in line the church Sexton told some history of the church and the burying ground. A few other experiences are offered here and would probably very enjoyable as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We did not realize that the old Dutch charge and burial ground was next to the Sleepyhollow cemetery. Where the Sleepyhollow cemetery has famous personages interred there, The old Dutch cemetery has Tarrytown and Sleepyhollow residence from the colonial period. There you can meet the people on whom Washington Irving based the legend of Sleepyhollow. Try to get a guided... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

The church and burying grounds are very easy to locate right off a major road. Spend some time walking the grounds and take a tour of you can.

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