From a Child's Perspective

Thursday, August 24, 2017
3 West Sunnyside Lane
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Also Aug. 3, 10, 17, 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 24: Nature

Washington Irving when designing his home, wanted to be surrounded by nature. He covered his house with vines and kept the best old trees to be enjoyed for years to come. Explore our garden and see how many plants you can identify. Learn why bees are so important to our gardens, not just at Sunnyside but everywhere. As you and your family explore our grounds, keep an eye out for items to be found on our nature-inspired scavenger hunt. At the crafts table, create your own mosaic using different-color beans or create your own birdseed packet to bring home for your feathered friends. Meet new friends as you add flowers to our community pop up garden. 



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