Washington Irving's Sunnyside
The author's romantic, picturesque estate nestled along the Hudson riverbank.
His characters, from the Headless Horseman to Rip Van Winkle, are global icons, and Irving’s legacy lives on at his whimsical estate.
Sunnyside, 3 West Sunnyside Lane, Irvington, NY 10533, 914-366-6900. 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).
Home of the ‘Legend’: September 17-November 8, Fridays-Sundays plus Columbus Day. Entry times between 10am-3:30pm.
Irving's Legend: October 1-31, Fridays-Sundays at 6:30pm, 8pm, and 9:30pm.
3 West Sunnyside Lane, Irvington, NY 10533, 914-631-8200. https://hudsonvalley.org
Hours: Hours: August 6 – September 12. Open Fridays-Sundays plus Labor Day Entry times at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. Grounds passes only. The house will not be open at this time. Starting September 17, all visits to Washington Irving’s Sunnyside require a Home of the ‘Legend’ ticket purchase.
Parking: on site.
As of July 8, 2021 Historic Hudson Valley's web site states: "Advance reservations required. No tickets will be sold on site. Masks are not required while on the grounds, but will be required when entering buildings, such as our shop."