Headless Horseman Statue
The Headless Horseman statue is one of the most visited spots in Sleepy Hollow. Located in the Route 9 median between Philipsburg Manor restoration and the Old Dutch Church, this 18-foot tall sculpture of the Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane was created by local artist Linda Perlmutter and built by Milgo/Bufkin Metal Fabrication. Its 11 tons of steel panels were chemically treated to oxidize a rich cinnamon hue.
The statue was unveiled—appropriately—on Halloween day, 2006.
It is located just a few feet from the bridge where the Horseman would have hurled his pumpkin at Ichabod in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". The statue is a great spot for a photo, especially in October when trees are in color and its base is festively decorated with pumpkins and hay bales!
Location (approximate): 362 Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Sculpture
Across the street, at the entrance to Philipsburg Manor, is another monument to The Legend. This granite sculpture also depicts the hapless Ichabod Crane fleeing for his life from the Headless Horseman. The Old Dutch Church appears in the background. Sculptor Michael Gressel carved this bas relief from of granite. The Centennial Committee of the Village of North Tarrytown presented it to the village in 1974.
The village changed its name to Sleepy Hollow in 1997.
Location: Philipsburg Manor, 381 Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591