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Washington Irving's Sunnyside House

3 W Sunnyside Ln, Irvington, NY 10533-1205
+1 914-366-6900
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History, Literature and Nature all tied up in a bow.

If you are interested in learning about the fascinating biography of Washington Irving, coupled... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Judy Z
Little Falls, New Jersey
Sunnyside Ove Easy

Anyone who loved "The Legend of Sleepy Hallow" will enjoy seeing Washington Irving's Sunnyside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hastings on Hudson, United States
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A visit to Sunnyside is an enchanted adventure in a romantic landscape and a much-loved riverside home that has been charming visitors for generations.Hear about Washington Irving's storied past and how he came to be America's first internationally famous author, best remembered now for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and other short stories. His characters, from Brom Bones and Ichabod Crane to the mysterious Headless Horseman and the comic Rip Van Winkle, are icons in American culture. Even Johnny Depp has added to their global renown.A gently curved path leads to gorgeous views of the Hudson River and reveals the allure of Sunnyside's unique design, its intimate setting, its bucolic grounds, and its association with a beloved man of letters.
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  • Average7%
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3 W Sunnyside Ln, Irvington, NY 10533-1205
+1 914-366-6900
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are interested in learning about the fascinating biography of Washington Irving, coupled with the history of his home, this is the destination for you. The grounds of the property are beautifully maintained. The home itself has retained many of its original details. The...More

Thank Judy Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone who loved "The Legend of Sleepy Hallow" will enjoy seeing Washington Irving's Sunnyside House in Irvington, NY. Guides in period costumes lead the way. A short film about Sunyside and Irving can be viewed before the tour. The author built this delightful home after...More

Thank D7434YNvictoriab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour for anyone who loves the writing of Washington Irving, or just a fan of historical home tours.

Thank Jessalayne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

guide was in period costume which was nice. she was very knowledgeable and took her time which was also nice. she often asked if we had questions and was able to answer all we asked. it wasn't the best weather day but the views were...More

Thank mabellnyc
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This was a wonderful tour of the house and grounds. The docents do a wonderful job of explaining the history of Washington irving and the architecture and furnishing inside the house. There was a short 10 minute video about Washington Irving before our tour on...More

Thank dkata94598
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had a fantastic tour guide, Janine. It was a beautiful afternoon, the house and grounds are lovely, and the background information about Washington Irving and his importance to Literature/History was fascinating. Highly recommend. Support your local historic sights!

Thank Connie F
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Beautiful little estate on the Hudson. In the past, I attended the candlelight tours during the Christmas season, but the Historic Hudson Valley no longer offers this program at any of their sites and I am very disappointed.

Thank Capecodblues
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Having lived in Irvington for over 10 years we finally made the trip inside the actually home. The grounds are beautiful and the home, while small, is very charming. It was great to experience the stories and get a glimpse into Irving's home at Sunnyside....More

Thank Always4Travelling
Reviewed 25 November 2016

I don't understand the fact that Museums close their doors on day when students & their parents have a day off & can come W/0 hindered school or work schedules. Being from the South, Museums are open every day except Christmas, Thanksgiving, & Easter Sunday!

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Was closed to the general public the day I called. ( my own fault ). However looking around the general area and the view across the Hudson I am sure that it would be well worth the visit for anyone interested in Washington Irving. Will...More

Thank May04sam2015
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24 May 2017|
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Response from Capecodblues | Reviewed this property |
The train station closest to Sunnyside is Irvington, NY Hudson Line. The walk is certainly scenic (up small hills through the Village of Irvington, New York and then along the dirt paved aqueduct to Sunnyside Lane). If you... More
Susan G
29 May 2016|
Response from toblis | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open Memorial Day. You must purchase tickets for a specific tour
Sharon S
1 May 2015|
Response from Robin B | Property representative |
Very sorry, but we are closed today. We open for the season tomorrow, and offer timed tours Wednesdays-Sundays through mid-November. Get more info on the Historic Hudson Valley website.