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).

2019 season: May 1 to November 10, Wednesday – Sunday (plus Memorial Day and Labor Day).

Parking: Visitor lot. Directions

Annual events

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

Sunnyside: Home of the ‘Legend’

2019 dates: September 28-29; October 5-6; 12-14; 19-20; 26-27; November 2- 3.

Take a spooky tour of Washington Irving’s cottage, learn about the history of hair-raising stories and 19th-century crazes—like the vampire scares and séances. A special exhibit highlights how the Legendhas lived in the imagination of popular culture through the centuries since its publication. Create Halloween-themed art activities, explore the grounds on a literature-themed scavenger hunt, play historic games, pose for a photo op, and listen to some spooky tales.

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