Sunnyside

Washington Irving's Sunnyside

Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, photo by Clara Tóth.

Sunnyside, 3 West Sunnyside Lane, Irvington, NY 10533; 914-366-6900 weekdays, 914-591-8763 weekends. Washington Irving’s meticulously restored home is filled with the author’s possessions including his writing desk and books. Guides, costumed in formal dress of the period, explain how Irving designed house and grounds himself to reflect his romantic views of art, nature, and history. Originally a Dutch farmer’s house, it is now a property of the non-profit Historic Hudson Valley and open for tours. Seasonal events are also offered. Located on West Sunnyside Lane, off Route 9 (South Broadway).

2017 season: May 3-November 12, open for timed tours Wednesdays-Sundays, plus Memorial Day, July 3 and 4, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. Tours at 10:30am, 11, 11:30, 12:30pm, 1;30, 2, 2:30, 3, and 3:30 (plus 4pm May 27-September 4). Additional weekend tours at 10am, Noon, 1pm.

Parking: Visitor lot. Directions


Annual events

Sunnyside's veranda overlooks the Hudson River

Sunnyside’s veranda overlooks the Hudson River, photo by Clara Tóth.

Check our Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown calendar for more special events.


StoryStage

2017 dates: May 20 and July 29 (at Philipsburg Manor). Join masterful storytellers from across the region as they share true personal tales. Lose yourself in a range of human experiences – adventures and embarrassments, loves and joys, achievements and defeats.

From a Child’s Perspective

2017 dates: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Parents and children are invited to travel back to the 19th century and view the home of Washington Irving through a child’s eyes.

Sunnyside: Home of the ‘Legend’

2017 dates: September 30-October 1. October 7-9, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. This daytime event is the perfect prelude to an evening at Blaze, Horseman’s Hollow, or Irving’s “Legend.” As you tour both floors of Irving’s fascinating home, you will hear stories about what inspired Irving to write his most famous short story and see works of art inspired by The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The tour also features a display of previously unseen objects from HHV’s collection—from special edition books to pop culture artifacts—related to the famous story. Historic games and Headless Horseman art activities are great for families. Concessions are also available for a picnic and a stroll through the Romantic landscape.

For reservations: buy tickets online, 914-366-6900 ($2/ticket surcharge for phone orders).