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headless horseman at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
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About The Legend

Washington Irving’s short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” was published serially in 1820 as part of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. The book cemented Irving’s place in American literature and quite literally placed Sleepy Hollow, New York on the map.

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Old Dutch Church

This is the church where Ichabod fancied himself choirmaster. From its 2 acre burial ground, the headless horseman rises nightly in search of his head.

Address: 430 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, New York

Open: by appointment. Grounds open daily.

Phone: 914-631-4497

Philipsburg Manor Upper Mills

This is the mill pond where Ichabod sauntered with a bevy of country damsels, impressing them with his superior elegance.

Address: 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, New York

Open: closed for the season.

Phone: 914-366-6900

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Address: 421, Brooklyn, New York

Open: 9 AM / 22 PM

Phone: +1 354 454878

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200 years ago: Washington Irving pens The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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Although it is one of Irving’s shortest works, it has had a long life since it first was published in 1820.

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Village of Sleepy Hollow

28 Beekman Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, New York
914-366-5100

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Historic Fund

540 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, New York
914-631-0081

The Historical Society, Inc.

1 Grove Street
Tarrytown, New York
914-631-8374
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