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Sunnyside

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Fascinating. Full of surprises

Tucked into the cliffs along the Hudson, this large house is unique in style and gadgets Washington... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ed D
Sunnyside,inchanting home of Washington Irving

Sunnyside is the name Washington Irving gave to his beautiful and charming mansion on the Hudson... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
JOSEPH L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked into the cliffs along the Hudson, this large house is unique in style and gadgets Washington Irving designed well ahead of others: hot water and skylights for example. Several of his personal possessions remain on site as his nieces continued to live there into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ed D
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Sunnyside is the name Washington Irving gave to his beautiful and charming mansion on the Hudson River. It is one of only two of the Hudson River mansions that I believe I could feel comfortable living in. (The other one is Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt’s home.)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JOSEPH L
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Visited after a long absence. In childhood this was my favorite author and place to visit. Grounds are beautiful nestled within couple 100 feet of Hudson river. Unfortunately, tours were sold out, so we couldn't visit inside this time. They keep tour groups down to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank macska2016
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This home has been excellently preserved and the guide gave good insight to the life of Washington Irving when he was in residence. He renovated the home when he purchased it and was very forward thinking, providing many "modern" conveniences for his household. The view...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Washington Irving's Sunnyside is a place you won't want to miss. Because our tour guide was great, we learned a lot of interesting information about the author. (We found out that he was the first American author who was able to earn a living solely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank vacationsights
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Visited in October 2018, this started off our 2 day visit to Sleepy Hollow. We had tickets for the "Home of the ‘Legend’" tour. Included an approx 30 minute tour of Washington Irving's beautiful home on the banks of the Hudson river. Also enjoyed a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 22 October 2018

easy to get to. good parking. super views of the Hudson. the house is charming, the guides know their stuff. b4 you go read up on Irving. a most remarkable man. the vibe in the house is warmth, family,history. we brought our 12.5 year old...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Valery M
Reviewed 19 October 2018

If you are in the area it is worth a look. The view is wonderful on the water, but I can't say much about the grounds.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 445beverlyz
Reviewed 16 October 2018

A nice tour of the house with lots of information on Washington Irving. Good combination todo with Lyndhurst

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 14 October 2018

My wife and I spent a few hours at Sunnyside in October. This meant that we had an opportunity to see a shadow puppet play of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow while waiting to go on the tour of the home. The tour was very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Yes, tickets can be purchased online through the historic Hudson valley website. Go to the historic Hudson valley website, whose address can't be posted for some reason, and look for tickets on the right hand side. Click... More
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