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When we went, not only was it not crowded, we got a tour all to ourselves. We had a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting tour of the home of Washington Irving - with the history of his life and times. The... read more

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89 West Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591-3819
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we went, not only was it not crowded, we got a tour all to ourselves. We had a very knowledgeable (and serious) older woman as our guide and learned a great deal not only about the house and grounds, but also about Washington Irving’s...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting tour of the home of Washington Irving - with the history of his life and times. The home is very small-so tour group sizes are limited. A guide in period costume takes you about the house and explains the day to day life and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This cottage and its spacious grounds are a fine place to enjoy views of the Hudson River and reflect on the life of one of America's first major writers, Washington Irving.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

The tour of Washington Irving’s house was very informative and interesting. It was a very hot day and true to the period the house had no cooling. However, the tour guide made up for it with interesting facts about his life as well as what...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

Wonderful educating tour of Washington Irving's Estate.We learned so much about his life highlighted by the fact he was the first American author that made his living as a full time writer.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

This was a very interesting tour, especially if you are a Washington Irving fan. The view was beautiful and my son got a kick out of the train running through the front yard. The tour guide was great. However I was surprised at how overgrown...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

Upon arriving we pulled into the handicapped parking and headed to the tour desk and gift shop. We quickly found that the handicapped parking was really useless and a joke. You had to navigate a very STEEP AND UNEVEN PATH to access the tour office....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019

We came here on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. My girlfriend and I couldn't believe we were the only ones on the 2:30 tour! It was great. Our guide Hal was so nice and knowledgeable. The outside of the house really is beautiful and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank marield1990
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

The former home of Washington Irving was a retreat for the Author if Sleepy Hollow. The house had state of the art appliances and sits on the Hudson River. I encourage you to visit to learn about the author, his home, and the rail line...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

We went in October, and got to see all the fun stuff they had planned for the season. The grounds had games and there were several crafts & activities for kids (and those of us who like to act like kids). The house isn't small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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April 16, 2018|
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Response from S1418WGsandrap | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. About one hour.
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Response from Joe M | Reviewed this property |
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Response from lou1776 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, tickets can be purchased online through the historic Hudson valley website. Go to the historic Hudson valley website, whose address can't be posted for some reason, and look for tickets on the right hand side. Click... More