Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions, overlooks the Hudson River in Tarrytown, NY. The estate was shaped for more than a century by three families and their staff: The Pauldings, The Merritts, and the Goulds. Their influence is evident in the expansion of the main house from a country villa to a Gothic mansion, the park-like design of the grounds, and the rich furnishings and decorations inside.
Tours begin in April on Saturdays and Sundays, expand to Thursday through Monday in May, and Thursday through Tuesday in July. In late September, the mansion transforms for the Halloween season with special collections and decorations out on display. The site closes in November as the mansion changes to the splendor of the Holiday season and re-opens the Friday after Thanksgiving for tours, which run until the end of December.
Location: Lyndhurst is a 67-acre estate, with 15 individual buildings. All tour ticket holders should check in at the Carriage House Welcome Center, where all tours begin. The Welcome Center is only open on days that tours are running. Parking is available on-site in designated areas. Please refer to their website for up-to-date information on events, tour schedules, closures, and guidelines about visiting.
There’s something for everyone in the real Sleepy Hollow—farmers markets, live music, street fairs, historic homes, hiking trails, kayaking and boating on the Hudson River. Halloween season brings even more for the whole family—haunted hayrides, blazing pumpkins, costumed 5K run, Halloween parade, and of course, the Headless Horseman! For the latest on Fall events, visit our guide to Halloween in Sleepy Hollow.