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Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground

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Address: Sleepy Hollow, NY
Phone Number: 9146314497
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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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If you're a cemetery enthusiast

So I like cemeteries. I don't know- just have always found them intriguing. This is a good one. It's large, old, and has a nice mix of architecture, history, mausoleums, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is easy to over-look how important the Dutch were in founding of New York City and the entire Hudson River Valley. this beautiful church, and the graveyard, brings that cultural truth home in a very real way.

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Thank robcurtross
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I like cemeteries. I don't know- just have always found them intriguing. This is a good one. It's large, old, and has a nice mix of architecture, history, mausoleums, and the added allure of Sleepy Hollow. Seeing Graves closer to the church inscribed in Dutch was an exciting reminder of just how long people have been using it. The... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We took a walk around here on a beautiful sunny May day and can thoroughly recommend it. Genuinely moving to see the great Washington Irving's resting place and to find those of the Van Tassel's from his famous story. Such a peaceful and picturesque place for a gentle stroll. Enjoy - we did.

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Westville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I'd recommend anyone traveling the area to stop and take in the history of this place and the different things to see I was very impressed by this place

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LANCASTER
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Very quaint cemetery! Paid our respects to one of our favorite authors Washington Irving! Cant wait to tour at night in the fall on one of their lantern tours! Definitely will be back!

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Allen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is a beautiful old church with rich history. The guide was very informative as well. The burying ground has it's own stories to tell and well worth the visit if you like cemeteries.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

It was a great experience to walk through the cemetery alone on a rainy, cloudy day. I not only found Washington Irving's family plot, but also that of the Van Tassel family (mentioned in the Sleepy Hollow film).

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit to the Hollow, and I always love coming here. This time, I was able to get tickets to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the dramatic retelling inside the church. It really seems to take you back in time and is an enjoyable evening for the whole family. During the daytime, make sure to take a... More 

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Staatsburg, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

The Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground is next to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (which abuts Kykuit) and so if you're in the area and visiting one you may as well continue on and visit the others. The Old Dutch Church dates from the late 17th century and the grounds are rich in history. Henry Hudson came sailing up the... More 

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Dauphin, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

We came to this church to witness a dramatic telling of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The church, around since the time of the legend, was the perfect setting to make things just a bit more unnerving. I'd definitely recommend it.

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