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, 89 West Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 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).