From a Child's Perspective

Thursday, August 3, 2017
3 West Sunnyside Lane
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Also Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31

Parents and children are invited to travel back to the 19th century and view the home of Washington Irving through a child’s eyes. Explore Sunnyside as a family home, and before or after your tour, play games and participate in hands-on-activities related to an aspect of the home’s history and Irving’s legacy. Themes and activities vary each week. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it.

Theme for Aug. 3: Travel and Exploration

Today we’re going places! Leave your cars behind as we go back to a time of horse-and-carriages and steam locomotives. Follow in the footsteps of Washington Irving as we travel throughout North America and across Europe.On your tour of the historic cottage, find objects that represent the different countries Washington Irving visited. Meet new friends as you and your family contribute to our community train build. Make your own map of your favorite place to visit. At the craft table, design and build a train to take home or create your own vacation scrapbook to fill up as you and your family go on adventures together. We’ll have stories and games throughout the day that feature travel and exploration.  



Timed tours: 10:30am, 11:30, 1:30pm, 2:30, 3:30

Tickets Online*

$12; $10 for seniors; $6 for children 3-17. 
Free for members and children under 3

 *$2/ticket surcharge for onsite and phone purchases