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Washington Irving's Sunnyside House

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Address: 3 W Sunnyside Ln, Irvington, NY 10533-1205
Phone Number: +1 914-366-6900
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A visit to Sunnyside is an enchanted adventure in a romantic landscape and...

A visit to Sunnyside is an enchanted adventure in a romantic landscape and a much-loved riverside home that has been charming visitors for generations.Hear about Washington Irving's storied past and how he came to be America's first internationally famous author, best remembered now for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and other short stories. His characters, from Brom Bones and Ichabod Crane to the mysterious Headless Horseman and the comic Rip Van Winkle, are icons in American culture. Even Johnny Depp has added to their global renown.A gently curved path leads to gorgeous views of the Hudson River and reveals the allure of Sunnyside's unique design, its intimate setting, its bucolic grounds, and its association with a beloved man of letters.

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Very Interesting History Lives Here You will enjoy this historic site Guided Tour was great and a good time was had by all on a beautiful Fall Day

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Naples, Florida
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Greenville
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't understand the fact that Museums close their doors on day when students & their parents have a day off & can come W/0 hindered school or work schedules. Being from the South, Museums are open every day except Christmas, Thanksgiving, & Easter Sunday!

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Kilkelly, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was closed to the general public the day I called. ( my own fault ). However looking around the general area and the view across the Hudson I am sure that it would be well worth the visit for anyone interested in Washington Irving. Will call again.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very Interesting History Lives Here You will enjoy this historic site Guided Tour was great and a good time was had by all on a beautiful Fall Day

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Thank Dr V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is Mr. Irving original house. Some of furnishings are original to the house, all are original period pieces. The docents did a great job of explaining the importance of Mr. Irving to literature and to the acceptance of America in the eyes of the Europeans.

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Grand Blancq, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had the opportunity to visit Washington Irving's Sunnyside House in Irvington, NY a few weeks ago on a beautiful sunny day in October. The setting was just perfect. Upon arriving and looking over the view from the parking lot, it puts one right in the spirit of the time. A short walk down the lane took us to the... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Sunnyside is awesome and a fantastic place to visit, learn and enjoy. The folks there are just the best, they provide all the info you need and want to know about Sunnyside and Washington Irving Himself. Try not to miss this one if you are in the area.

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Thank Dante-Donna
Nokomis, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

When you tour Sunnyside, you get a glimpse into one of America's famous authors. The property was purchased by Irving in 1835, and is a stone cottage with gables and other romantic architectural enhancements that fit the romantic flavor of that period. The gift shop is lovely with Washington Irving's books and souvenirs for sale. The grounds are beautiful, and... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We love Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown and decided on this trip to take a tour of Sunnyside. It was just okay. We bought tickets when we arrived and they were $14 each. There was a woman outside of the house giving a history of Washington Irving's life and about the actual house. We were then allowed to go inside and stand in... More 

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Irvington, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent guided tour of the home of America's first internationally acclaimed author. The house and its contents are well conserved. Many of the author's possessions and furnishings are on display.

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San diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This tour of Washington Irving's Sunnyside House is a short distance south of Tarrytown, NY. Even though you tour the house, this tour is about the author Washington Irvings life, and the famous books he wrote, such as The Headless Horseman of Sleep Hallow, Rip Van Winkle, etc. The tour is approximately 90 minutes long. You can purchase a ticket... More 

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