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Washington Irving's Sunnyside House

3 W Sunnyside Ln, Irvington, NY 10533-1205
+1 914-366-6900
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Beautiful Home of Washington Irving

My friends and I took a day trip to Sleepy Hollow, NY and to visit the historic home of Washington... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Windsor, New York
via mobile
Historic, fun and entertaining

We have lived here in Westchester for nearly 10 years now and never visited this museum. We had a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chappaqua, New York
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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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3 W Sunnyside Ln, Irvington, NY 10533-1205
+1 914-366-6900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I took a day trip to Sleepy Hollow, NY and to visit the historic home of Washington Irving. It was a beautiful home with pretty gardens and so much beauty in the surrounding area. The house itself was smaller than I expected...More

Thank victoriafortune
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have lived here in Westchester for nearly 10 years now and never visited this museum. We had a guest in town and looked for something local and easy to do (i.e. not too time consuming or expensive). And this place satisfied all of that...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I reside a short walk from Sunnyside. Highly recommend a tour of Irving's house on the Hudson. Makes for a nice afternoon activity.

Thank J T
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Tour guide did a great job telling the history of Washington Irving and the house he built for himself, Sunnyside. Beyond knowing Irving as the author of "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", we had not realized that he was a prolific author...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you are interested in learning about the fascinating biography of Washington Irving, coupled with the history of his home, this is the destination for you. The grounds of the property are beautifully maintained. The home itself has retained many of its original details. The...More

Thank Judy Z
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Anyone who loved "The Legend of Sleepy Hallow" will enjoy seeing Washington Irving's Sunnyside House in Irvington, NY. Guides in period costumes lead the way. A short film about Sunyside and Irving can be viewed before the tour. The author built this delightful home after...More

Thank D7434YNvictoriab
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour for anyone who loves the writing of Washington Irving, or just a fan of historical home tours.

Thank Jessalayne
Reviewed 30 July 2017

guide was in period costume which was nice. she was very knowledgeable and took her time which was also nice. she often asked if we had questions and was able to answer all we asked. it wasn't the best weather day but the views were...More

Thank mabellnyc
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This was a wonderful tour of the house and grounds. The docents do a wonderful job of explaining the history of Washington irving and the architecture and furnishing inside the house. There was a short 10 minute video about Washington Irving before our tour on...More

Thank dkata94598
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had a fantastic tour guide, Janine. It was a beautiful afternoon, the house and grounds are lovely, and the background information about Washington Irving and his importance to Literature/History was fascinating. Highly recommend. Support your local historic sights!

Thank Connie F
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24 May 2017|
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Response from Capecodblues | Reviewed this property |
The train station closest to Sunnyside is Irvington, NY Hudson Line. The walk is certainly scenic (up small hills through the Village of Irvington, New York and then along the dirt paved aqueduct to Sunnyside Lane). If you... More
Susan G
29 May 2016|
Response from toblis | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open Memorial Day. You must purchase tickets for a specific tour
Sharon S
1 May 2015|
Response from Robin B | Property representative |
Very sorry, but we are closed today. We open for the season tomorrow, and offer timed tours Wednesdays-Sundays through mid-November. Get more info on the Historic Hudson Valley website.