Celebrate all things wooly
From fiber to fashion, Sheep-to-Shawl celebrates all things wooly sheep! Visitors are invited to explore each step in the process of turning wool into cloth using 18th-century techniques.
Hands-on activities include dyeing wool and crafts for children, including a giant 20-foot diameter weaving project!
Outside on the grounds, Scottish border collies display their skills at sheep- and duck-herding. Visitors are invited to enjoy a fashion show, Project Colonial Runway, and kick up their heels to the sounds of a live bluegrass band.
April 13-14, 2019
Senior (65+): $12
Student (18-25): $12
Child (3-17): $8
Members + Children under 3: FREE
$2/ticket surcharge for onsite and phone purchase
Explore Philipsburg Manor, an 18th-century plantation, and learn firsthand how textiles were made in colonial America. At this classic spring event, visitors can follow the process of textile creation, from the sheep’s back to yarn, experiencing the entire production of turning wool into cloth, watching as sheep are shorn by hand, and learning about dyeing and weaving the finished product—all done just like it was over 300 years ago!
GPS address for Philipsburg Manor:
381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
GPS address for overflow lot:
100 Continental St., Sleepy Hollow, NY
Where can I park?
All parking is in the Philipsburg Manor overflow parking lot. Follow signs and use the GPS address. Parking in the overflow lot is FREE, safe, and secure. Handicapped parking is available in the Philipsburg Manor Visitor Center lot for cars displaying a valid handicapped placard or plate.
Is the site wheelchair accessible?
Visitor Center and Site Access
- Handicapped parking is available at the Visitor Center as well as handicapped restrooms.
- Wheelchair visitors are asked to have the front desk staff person call the site manager on duty to arrange for entrance at the back gate of the property on Bellwood Avenue.
- The entire site (including the Visitor Center) is about 5 acres. At this time, the bridge over the millpond is not accessible to any visitors due to an ongoing construction project. The walk from the Visitor Center around the millpond is on a dirt path, includes some uneven terrain, and takes about 10 minutes.
- The historic core has limited wheelchair accessibility. The grist mill, the barn, and the lower kitchen and first floor of the Manor House are accessible using ramps. The Activity Center and the second floor of the Manor House are not wheelchair accessible.
- There are a few steps into each building. There is a narrow, steep flight of 12 stairs from the first to the second floor of the Manor House and another similar flight of stairs back down to the first floor.