The Legend Behind the 'Legend'

During October, Sunnyside celebrates its connection to Washington Irving's classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

A daytime visit here is the perfect prelude to an evening at Blaze, Horseman’s Hollow, or Irving’s ‘Legend.’ Irving’s fascinating home – a colorful blend of architectural styles – will showcase numerous objects related to Irving’s famous story. Visitors can enjoy a shadow puppet performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and experience one of Irving's spooky tales on a walk through the woods.

Recommended for all ages.

The Legend Behind the 'Legend Program Guide (PDF)

Online Tickets

Adults, $16; Seniors, $12; Children 3-17, $8  
FREE for children under 3 and members


The Legend Behind the 'Legend' house tour and puppet show are handicapped accessible. However, the spooky tales walk is not handicapped accessible as it contains rough, uneven terrain as well as inclines and steps. Handicapped parking is available, but your car must display a handicapped placard or plate.

2017 Days
Tickets on sale September 5
10/7-8,14-15, 21-22, 28-29