“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” as you’ve never heard it before

Irving’s ‘Legend’ returns reimagined this fall. Performed outdoors under the stars at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, master storyteller Jonathan Kruk will cast a spell with dramatic performances of the classic tale. Live music and an appearance from the Headless Horseman himself make this a spooky spectacular experience for all ages.

This experience is outdoors and requires walking. 

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Advance tickets are required. No tickets will be sold on site.

$2.50/ticket surcharge for phone purchase

2022 Refund and Exchange Policy: Tickets are exchangeable to another date/time slot if that date/time has availability, up to 72 hours in advance of your reserved time slot. There is a $2.50 per ticket exchange fee. More information.


GPS address:
3 W Sunnyside Lane, Irvington, NY 10533


How long is the Irving's 'Legend' experience?

Your on-site experience should last about an hour.

Where can I park?

FREE, safe, secure parking is available in the parking lot at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside.

Is the event wheelchair accessible?

Visitor Center and Site Access

  • Handicapped parking is available and handicapped restrooms are available in the Visitor Center.
  • The walk from the parking lot to the Visitor Center is approximately 379 feet down a graded wheelchair accessible ramp.
  • The walk from the Visitor Center to the Cottage is approximately 570 feet on a graded decline, much of which is on a wide pebble path. From the courtyard of the Cottage back to the Visitor’s Center is approximately 380 feet on a graded incline.

Are there nearby dining or hotel options?

We have tasty fall-themed food snacks and drinks in our Visitor Center. There are also many excellent options for dining in the area. Find a restaurant or hotel now.

Can I go on a sold out night?

Sorry, but when we are sold out, we do not have any tickets at the door.

What's your weather policy?

Irving’s ‘Legend’ is held rain or shine. If you elect not to attend, your tickets are neither refundable nor exchangeable. In poor weather, ticket holders should consult local weather forecasts for their own area and make their own determination about whether to set out for the evening’s event.

An event may be canceled by Historic Hudson Valley if, in its sole judgment, extreme weather or other conditions could jeopardize the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff. Generally, rain, snow flurries, or showers would not lead us to cancel, but extremely heavy rain, thunder, and lightning, very strong wind; blizzard conditions, heavy icing, or a prediction of such conditions could force us to do so. If Historic Hudson Valley determines that conditions warrant canceling an event, we will post a message on our website and voicemail and ask local radio stations to make an announcement.

Are my tickets refundable?

 Tickets are exchangeable to another date/time slot if that date/time has availability, up to 72 hours in advance of your reserved time slot. There is a $2.50 per ticket exchange fee. More information.

Are there restrooms available?

Restrooms are located in the Sunnyside Visitor Center and can be used before or after your Irving’s ‘Legend’ experience.

Is photography allowed?

Photography and video recording are not allowed during the performance.

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