Washington Irving's Sunnyside

Washington Irving's Sunnyside
County: Westchester Co
Open: Seasonally (See description for details)
Price: $15
Dog-friendly: No, Dogs are not Allowed

Nestled along the banks of the Hudson River, the landscape of Washington Irving’s much-loved Sunnyside has been charming guests for generations.

Visitors today hear about Washington Irving’s storied past and how he came to be America’s first internationally famous author. His characters, from the Headless Horseman to Rip Van Winkle, are global icons, and Irving’s legacy lives on at his whimsical estate.

Open May through September only

Adult: $15
Senior (65+): $12
Young Adult (18-25): $12
Child (3-17): $10

Ticket prices increase by $2 for same day admission.

Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, historic home of the famed writer of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle,” is said to be haunted by Irving himself as well as his nieces, who used to take care of the home. Irving’s ghost has a reputation for pinching women, and his spectral nieces tidy up after the museum is closed for the night.


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