The Original Knickerbocker: Washington Irving & “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”.
Meet the father of the American short story on this one-hour tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery! Learn all about Washington Irving, his impact on American Literature and the enduring appeal of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, which recently celebrated its Bicentennial. Best of all, you’ll find out why Irving is called the Original Knickerbocker!
It’s a fun way to spend an hour exploring the south end of the cemetery!
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m.-12 noon and 1:00-2:00 p.m. through November 27th. In October, every day from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
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.