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Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground

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See the stones!

I entered via the Main gate of the Sleepy Hollow cemetery for a mostly down hill walk and picked up... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2019
Sarasota, Florida
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Historical highlight

An excellent place to start a tour of the Hudson Valley sites. This is the oldest structure in the... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2019
Frank C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Some of the characters in Irving's Legend can be found buried in this cemetery.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Church from the 17th century but apparently restored many times. Not open to the public but you can look through the windows. The adjacent cemetery is interesting if you like funerary art. Washington Irving's grave is there. Worth a brief stop.

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

I entered via the Main gate of the Sleepy Hollow cemetery for a mostly down hill walk and picked up a map. It was an easy walk to Samuel Gompers and Andrew Carnegie’s gravestones. Down a hill to the Sleepy Hollow bridge (not original) and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

An excellent place to start a tour of the Hudson Valley sites. This is the oldest structure in the area, and gives you a sense of the culture. Unfortunately it is not often open, though the cemetery is accessible in daylight hours.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Frank C
Reviewed January 8, 2019

If you have a chance to attend an event here, it's pretty cool. We went to see Irving's Legend - a dramatic retelling of the story. It was quite entertaining, despite all the versions we had seen/heard over the previous few days. There's no electricity,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Sadly the church was not open but we looked through the windows and we visited the cemetery. Very interesting to see some dates on the tombstones, and how things were put on them.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The church was closed so we didn't get to see inside, but we were able to wander the cemetery and locate the Irving family plot. The cemetery is very hilly and difficult to navigate, even with a map.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Very neat to see something that has weathered the test of time. Went to hear the Legend of Sleepy Hollow storyteller there...must do fall/Halloween activity! Really fun!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

My mother and I attended a storytelling of Irving's Legend on Oct. 30th this past week held at the Old Dutch Church. It was so wonderful! Jonathan Kruk was excellent in his storytelling, truly a very talented man! To be able to remember everything and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gabby C
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We visited the cemetery as well as attended a reading of “ the legend of sleepy hollow” with johnathan Kruk. First, the cemetery is very cool. A great place to wander and exclaim over the age of the stones and their design. We did buy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank travellerfromatown
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We picked up a map and did the self guided tour. The map was easy to follow and had sufficient text explaining the story of the tombs.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mari Q
August 31, 2018|
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Response from Y2080GAdavidh | Reviewed this property |
To see the entire of both cemetaries will take a LOT of walking up some fair sized hills. I'd reccomend biking if you want to see all the cool mausaulems. To just go from the parking to church to WI and see the minimum... More
Patricia S
April 3, 2016|
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Response from 880terik | Reviewed this property |
It is a seasonal event but the church and graveyard are open. Jonathan Kruk is the performer and has other storytelling events around NY and Westchester County. Check it out on Facebook.