Halloween in Sleepy Hollow Country is not just one night. Enjoy a full season of fun.Thereís 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.
Experience many activities including haunted attractions and Halloween festivals. Things to do include the incredible pumpkin Blaze and scary Horsemanís Hollow. Conveniently located just a few miles north of New York City in the lower Hudson Valley, these Westchester events bring The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to life!
Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate in Sleepy Hollow.
Lyndhurst in Tarrytown.
Patriots Park in Tarrytown.
Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow.
Visit Historic Sunnyside
Washington Irving's home at Sunnyside
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery tours and events
A trip to Sleepy Hollow isnít complete without a visit to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and its famous residents, including Elizabeth Arden, Brooke Astor, Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler, Samuel Gompers, Washington Irving, and William Rockefeller. Cemetery raconteur Doug Keister sums it up: ďSleepy Hollow has it all; spooky lilting 18th century deathís head tombstones, twisting narrow roads, majestic mausoleums and magnificent statuary, perfectly placed onto a hilly woodland canvas. Itís a cemetery with a capital ĎCí.Ē Sleepy Hollow Cemeteryís guided tours run April through November. Other programs and events run year round.
Horsemanís Hollow takes the tale of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes. Historic Philipsburg Manor transforms into a terrifying landscape ruled by vampires, witches, undead soldiers, ghouls, and ghosts, all serving the Headless Horseman himself.
Children's Attractions in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown
Enjoy Family Fun Day at
Lyndhurst Historic Site in Tarrytown.
Patriots Park in Tarrytown.
Philipsburg Manor Historic Site for kids.
Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse. Learn how a family lived and protected ships on dark stormy nights.
Visit Historic Sunnyside,
Washington Irving's home in Tarrytown, offering games and activities for kids.
Halloween in Sleepy Hollow.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Spooky fun things to do on Halloween include a
Tour the Old Dutch Church & Burying Ground
Visit the Old Dutch Church & Burying Ground and find places mentioned in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow where . . .
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
by Washington Irving
"The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region, and seems to be commander-in-chief of all the powers of the air, is the apparition of a figure on horseback, without a head. It is said by some to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper, whose head had been carried away by a cannon-ball, in some nameless battle during the Revolutionary War, and who is ever and anon seen by the country folk hurrying along in the gloom of night, as if on the wings of the wind. His haunts are not confined to the valley, but extend at times to the adjacent roads, and especially to the vicinity of a church at no great distance. Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak."
Location: Sleepy Hollow