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 on Saturday and Sunday 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.


Timed admissions beginning at 10:30am, last admission at 3:30pm


Adults, $12; Seniors, $10; Children 3-17, $6  
FREE for children under 3 and members


The Legend Behind the 'Legend' is handicapped accessible, as there are no stairs to negotiate through the installation. Handicapped parking is available, but your car must display a handicapped placard or plate.

2014 Days

October Weekends + Columbus Day Monday
at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside