This town has always been interesting to the fans of the supernatural, strange and occult, and thanks to a couple of movies and the newer popular TV series that bears the same name as the town, Sleepy Hollow’s popularity has reached a whole new level.
The quintessential American ghost story icon, the Headless Horseman, has been bringing people in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown for years.
Just 25 miles from New York City, Sleepy Hollow brings visitors to this bustling suburban destination hot-spot, but what’s there to do in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown exactly?
Every visit to this part of the world should start with a trip to see Washington Irving’s cottage called Sunnyside.
Your eyes will be almost glued to the little building, searching for a possible ghost of Irving himself and admiring the lusciously green ivy that covers the cottage.
The estate of 19th-century railroad baron Jay Gould, Lyndhurst has been the setting for a lot of spooky movies and TV shows. The mansion is regarded to be one of the best examples of Gothic revival in America.
And as it usually goes, the tour around the manor is allegedly really scary.
The Old Dutch Church And Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
This is the place where Washington Irving created the Headless Horseman, so he could chase Ichabod Crane through the haunted glen.
The tours vary one from another, and they cover pretty much everyone’s interest in the subject: from nighttime lantern tours that conjure real-life stories of murder and madness to daytime ones that focus on the writer himself and the Sleepy Hollow legend.
The Old Dutch Church itself was built in the late 17th century, and it offers no electricity or heat, just candles and a stove.
Union Church Of Pocantico Hills
Although not a popular spot among spooky-seeking travelers, the Union Church of Pocantico Hills has a lot to offer if one wants some solitude for pondering.
While there, you can also check out the collection of stained glass windows by Marc Chagall.
Oh, and don’t forget to get a glimpse of the very last painting of a little known artist named Henri Matisse. You know, it’s not like he’s a big deal or anything…