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.


Timed tours every half hour beginning at 10am. Last tour at 3pm.


Adults, $14; Seniors, $12; Children 3-17, $8  
FREE for children under 3 and members

Timed tickets: Advance purchase required


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 4-5, 11-13, 18-19,  25-26, 31
Nov. 1-2

at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside

General public tickets on sale Sept. 2