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Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow, lighthouses, Sleepy Hollow, Hudson River, Tarrytown Lighthouse, Kingsland Point Lighthouse, Caisson-style lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge | Westchester 1883 Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

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  Click to enlarge photo of 1883 Tarrytown Lighthouse.

Click to enlarge photo of Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse at dusk.
The sign along the bridge that leads to the lighthouse reads:
    "The Tarrytown Lighthouse Bridge
        Designed and Constructed
                      By
        The Westchester County
    Department of Public Works
                    1975"
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Historic Site, British spy Major John Andre, Andre Monument, British spy, American Revolution, History, Historic Preservation Society, treachery of Benedict Arnold, Major John André in the American Revolution, Benedict Arnold | Westchester André Captors' Monument "Historic Site - Sleepy Hollow"

 
  Patriots Park, a 4-acre park, is located at North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 in Westchester County on the border of Sleepy Hollow.

Click to enlarge photo of the plaque at base of the Captors' Monument at Patriots Park.

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" The people of Westchester County have erected this monument as well to commemorate a great event as to testify their high estimation of that integrity and patriotism which, rejecting every temptation rescued the United States from most imminent peril by baffling the arts of a spy and the plots of a traitor, Dedicated October 7th 1853 "


"This plaque was placed here under the auspices of the bicentennial celebration committee, to preserve for posterity the text, of the original inscription carved in stone. Unveiled September 6, 1980.
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Halloween in Sleepy Hollow

 
  Halloween in Sleepy Hollow Country is not just one night. Enjoy a full season of fun.There’s something for everyone in the real Sleepy Hollow: haunted hayrides, gothic mansions, blazing pumpkins, farmers markets, live music, street fairs, parades, and of course, the Headless Horseman. Halloween in Sleepy Hollow | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow, photo of Old Dutch Church, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, villages of Tarrytown and North Tarrytow, photo of Washington Irving's Gravestone,  photo of Washington Irving's Gravestone, Washington Irving, Sunnyside | Westchester Historic Sites in Sleepy Hollow

 
  Click to enlarge photo of the sign at the Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow.

Click to enlarge photo of sign at Old Dutch Church.
The sign reads:
"The Old
DUTCH CHURCH
Of Sleepy Hollow, Built 1697
By Frederick Philipse, First
Lord of the Manor. In Use
Since Except in Revolution"

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery surrounds the Old Dutch Burying Ground and Old Dutch Church, but neither is affiliated with the cemetery. Washington Irving himself is laid to rest at the south end of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery overlooking the grounds of the Old Dutch Church. Historic Sites in Sleepy Hollow | Westchester  photos and more . . .


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10591, Patriots Park, Tarrytown, NY, Sleepy Hollow, Captors' Monument, Major John André, playgrounds, picnic,  American Revolution historic site, Attractions, Basketball courts, playground, playgrounds, Historic Sites, Kykuit, Rockefeller Estate | Westchester Patriots Park - Sleepy Hollow

 
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Patriots Park, a 4-acre park, is located at North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 in Westchester County on the border of Sleepy Hollow. Patriot's Park features the Captors' Monument, a monument to John Paulding, Isaac Van Wart and David Williamsone, the three patriots that captured Major John André. The park offers attractive features such as a meandering brook, walkways, playgrounds, picnic areas, and an American Revolution historic site.

Captors' Monument
Patriots Park features the monument erected to honor the three heroic militiamen that captured Major John André. At a later dedication, the monument was increased and a bronze stature of John Paulding (one of the three captors) was added. There is a dedication in stone on the south side of the monument that says:
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photo of Philipsburg Manor, historic site, historical importance, living history museum, Guides in 18th-century costume, tours, many fun things to do with children, Things to Do at Philipsburg Manor, Tour Philipsburg Manor Historic Site | Westchester Philipsburg Manor "Historic Site"

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Click to enlarge photo of Philipsburg Manor. Philipsburg Manor is a historic site of great historical importance. Once the headquarters of a large Hudson Valley manor, the site vividly interprets aspects of the history of colonial New York and the system of racially-based slavery which helped keep the estate running in the 18th century. Philipsburg Manor  "Historic Site" | Westchester  website and more . . .


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10591 Hudson River Valley Sleepy Hollow House Primary | Westchester Pocantico Hills Central School

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  Pocantico Hills Central School is located at 599 Bedford Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 in Westchester County. Pocantico is located east of Sleepy Hollow in the Hudson River Valley. The Pocantico Hills Central School is comprised of the following schools:
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10591 Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow School District Tappan Hill John Paulding  W. L. Morse Washington Irving School  Sleepy Hollow Middle/High | Westchester Public Schools of the Tarrytowns

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  The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns is located at 200 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 in Westchester County. The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns serve the communities of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. Tarrytown Schools are comprised of the following schools: Public Schools of the Tarrytowns | Westchester  website and more . . .


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10591, Library, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Events and Programs for Adults, Young Adults, Kids, Concerts, Chamber Music, Concerts, Latin American Group, Klezmer Music, Chess Club, Book Discussions, Movies, Artists and Collectors | Westchester Warner Library

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  The Warner Library is located at 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown, New York 10591. The Warner Library services the villages of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown and offers many services and programs, including Events and Programs for Adults, Young Adults, and Kids. Warner Library | Westchester  website and more . . .


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10591, Library, villages, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Programs for Adults, Young Adults, Kids, programs for children, songs, Stories, rhymes, songs, Picture books, poetry, songs, simple crafts, Warner Library website | Westchester Warner Library "Kids Programs"

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  The Warner Library is located at 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown, New York 10591. The Warner Library services the villages of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown and offers many services and programs, including Events and Programs for Adults, Young Adults, and Kids. Warner Library  "Kids Programs" | Westchester  website and more . . .


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photo of the Gravestone of Washington Irving, grave of Washington Irving, creator of the short story genre, Visit Sunnyside in Tarrytown, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", Ichabod Crane | Westchester Washington Irving and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

 
  Click to enlarge photo of Sunnyside, Washington Irving's Riverside Home in Tarrytown.

Click to enlarge photo of Gravestone of Washington Irving.
Visit Sunnyside in Tarrytown, New York
Washington Irving lived the last 25 years of his life at Sunnyside, his home set along the Hudson River, in Tarrytown, New York. Washington Irving’s meticulously restored home is filled with the author’s possessions including his writing desk and books. Originally a Dutch farmer’s house, it is now a property of the non-profit Historic Hudson Valley and open for tours. Washington Irving and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Sleepy Hollow

Westchester County


History And Antiquities
The following covers "History and Antiquities", a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, and anecdotes about Westchester County and its towns. When reading the following, remember to keep in mind that this information has been written about two hundred years ago. Population statistics and events have not been revised to reflect current events and perspective. We think this adds to the historical flavor and interest of the writings, giving a different perspective on much of this information and written in an "older world" writing style. "Historical Collections of the State of New York, Published by S. Tuttle, 194 Chatham-Square, 1841

    Sleepy Hollow
    The famous Sleepy Hollow, the noted location described in the "Sketch Book" by Washington Irving, is situated in the south part of this township, near Tarrytown; it is a long ravine of 2 or 3 miles, through which a road passes on which is situated several romantic dwellings. The old Dutch Reformed church is situated in the southern part of Tarrytown, about a mile north of the place where Andre (the British spy) was taken in Tarrytown. It is believed to be the oldest church now standing in the state. A tablet placed on the church bears the inscription, "Erected and built by Frederick Philips and Catharine Van Cortlandt, his wife, in 1699." The pulpit and communion table were brought from Holland at the time of the erection of the church. The building has latterly undergone some repairs internally and externally, by which it has lost considerable of its venerable appearance. Unfortunately, the pulpit has not escaped the hand of modern innovation, but the communion table still remains unchanged, a venerable relic of a former age. This church and vicinity has been made celebrated by Irving's well-known "Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

      "The sequestered situation of this church," says the author of this legend, "seem always to have made it a favorite haunt of troubled spirits. It stands on a knoll surrounded by locust trees and lofty elms, from among which its decent whitewashed walls shine modestly forth like Christian purity beaming through the shades or retirement. A gentle slope descends from it to a silver sheet of water, bordered by high trees, between which, peeps may be caught at the blue hills of the Hudson. To look upon its grass-grown yard, where the sunbeams seem to sleep so quietly, one would think that there at least the dead might rest in peace. On one side of the church extends a wide woody dell, along which laves a large brook among broken rocks and trunks of fallen trees. Over a deep black part of the stream, not far from the church, was formerly thrown a wooden bridge; the road that led to it and the bridge itself were thickly shaded overhanging trees, which cast a gloom about it even in the daytime, but occasioned a fearful darkness at night."

      It was in this church that the never-to-be-forgotten Yankee pedagogue Ichabod Crane, in rivalry to the old Domine, led off the choir, making the welkin ring with the notes of his nasal psalmody. It was too in the ravine just back of the church, that this redoubtable hero, Ichabod, had his fearful midnight encounter with the headless horseman, and forever disappeared from the sight of the goodly inhabitants of Sleepy Hollow."




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