From a Child's Perspective

Thursday, August 17, 2017
3 West Sunnyside Lane
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Also Aug. 3, 10, 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 August 17: American Storytelling and Music

Washington Irving wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle nearly 200 years ago. His work paved the path for other American Tall Tales to be written and shared all over. Today, embark on a literary adventure with us and Mr. Irving. See a shadow puppet performance of the famous Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Explore the woods as you listen to one of Mr. Irving’s popular tales. Hear about Mr. Irving’s adventures and how they inspired him to write stories as you explore his historic cottage. Visit the storytelling table where you can contribute to our very own tall tale. Join in as we sing well-known American folk songs. At the crafts table, create your own bookmark or music instrument. During story time, hear beloved American tall tales or borrow one of our books and find a shady tree to read on your own.    



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