You can visit Washington Irving’s grave in the bucolic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, just a few miles north of Sunnyside in the village of Sleepy Hollow. Guided tours of the cemetery, located across the street from Philipsburg Manor, are available for a fee from April through November. Self-guided visits by car or on foot are free.
Afternoon and evening tours are a great way to complement your visit to a Historic Hudson Valley site or event.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown boasts all the comforts of home—if only your home had fireplaces warming a grand stone lobby, the award-winning Bistro Z restaurant (2013 – 2016 Diners’ Choice awardee from Open Table), an indoor heated pool and spa, and 247 rooms and suites. Guests enjoy easy access to Historic Hudson Valley’s Westchester sites from this prime location at the foot of the Tappan Zee Bridge, and they relish returning at day’s end to lounge in the grassy courtyard, have a cocktail on the patio, and bask in the hotel’s signature hospitality. When you reserve, ask for special packages that include visits to Historic Hudson Valley sites and special events including The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.
While Tarrytown House Estate made its name as a conference center, this popular destination offers rooms for individual visitors. The “campus” contains a collection of historic and modern buildings and features river views, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, tennis courts, and an exercise facility. Cellar 49, with its wine vault in what used to be the private bowling alley of the Biddle Mansion, serves up a modern twist on classic American cuisine in a moody setting of stone, brick, and rich wood. Both Sunnyside and Lyndhurst can be reached on foot from Tarrytown House. Inquire when booking about heritage tour packages that include visits to area historic sites such as Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate, and special Historic Hudson Valley events, including The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.
Formerly the convent of the Episcopal Sisters of Saint Mary’s, The Abbey Inn emerges, wholly renovated and re-imagined, as the premier retreat for today’s modern traveler.
Located in Northern Westchester, just one hour from Grand Central Terminal, perched high, overlooking the Hudson River, The Abbey Inn features luxurious guest rooms and suites, exquisite indoor and outdoor private event spaces, a full-service spa and Apropos, farm to table restaurant and bar.
The lovingly and painstakingly restored convent and chapel atop Fort Hill in Peekskill is the ideal venue for celebrating all of life’s meaningful moments.
Built in 1685 by the lord of Philipsburg Manor, the Old Dutch Church is the oldest church in New York State. The church is open on many weekend afternoons in summer and fall. The Burying Ground is open year-round. Combine your visit with a trip to Philipsburg Manor, right across the street.