Old Dutch Church tours and events

Don’t miss the Old Dutch Church on your visit to Sleepy Hollow. The church and its 3-acre burying ground are the very ones from Washington Irving’s short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”


Irving’s ‘Legend’ — 2016

Jonathan Kruk in Irving's 'Legend' at Old Dutch Church. Photo by Jennifer Mitchell

Jonathan Kruk in Irving’s ‘Legend’ at Old Dutch Church. Photo by Jennifer Mitchell

Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk offers a dramatic re-telling of Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored with live spooky organ music by Jim Keyes, Kruk’s storytelling captivates all audiences. Performance times vary by date, advance tickets required.

Please note there is no event parking on site. Parking is available across the street at Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow NY 10591.

2016 dates: October 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 27-31. Performance times vary by evening. Tickets go on sale to the public on September 1. Historic Hudson Valley members get a chance to buy beginning Aug. 18.
Cost: Adults $25; $20 for children under 18. Members of Historic Hudson Valley receive a $5 discount per ticket.
For reservations: buy tickets online, 914-366-6900 ($2/ticket surcharge for phone orders).
For information: www.hudsonvalley.org


Self-guided tours — year round

Purchase a copy of Tales of the Old Dutch Burying Ground from Sleepy Hollow Gifts, or at the museum shop at Philipsburg Manor. A fold-out map at the center of the book guides you through the colonial-era churchyard and its historic residents.

Parking: none on site. Park inside the adjacent Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and walk into the churchyard. Please note that Sleepy Hollow Cemetery gates and grounds close at 4:30 pm.


“Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper, having been buried in the church-yard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head; and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the church-yard before daybreak.”The Legend of Sleepy Hollow