Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground, Sleepy Hollow

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The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Dutch Reformed Church (Sleepy Hollow), is a 17th-century stone church located on Albany Post Road (U.S. Route 9) in Sleepy Hollow, New York, United States. It and its five-acre (2 ha) churchyard feature prominently in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". The churchyard is often confused with the contiguous but separate Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.It is the second oldest extant church and the 15th oldest extant building in the state of New York, renovated after an 1837 fire. Some of those renovations were reversed 60 years later, and further work was done in 1960. It was listed on the Register in 1966, among the earliest properties so recognized. It had already been designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961. It is still the property of the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns, which holds summer services there, as well as on special occasions such as Christmas Eve.BuildingThe church is located on the east side of Albany Post Road, opposite the Devries Road intersection, just north of downtown Sleepy Hollow. The neighborhoods to the west are residential. A wooded area to the southeast buffers the church from residential areas in that direction. Approximately 300 ft (100 m) to the south is the mill pond at Philipsburg Manor House, another National Historic Landmark. The churchyard and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, itself listed on the Register, are to the north.
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  • It is by far, so cool, to be visiting such old and historic things in Sleepy Hallow and the Old Dutch Church is for sure one of them. The gravestones closest to the church are some of the oldest known...  more »
  • We came here for Jonathan Kruk's rendition of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, retold in the Old Dutch Church. It was such an amazing experience. The Old Dutch Church is just beautiful. Stepping into it i...  more »
  • If you haven't read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow before coming here, that is a must. The gravestones are all unique (some old and some new), plus there are some crypts that you can peek into. The cemet...  more »
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  • Beautiful property to walk around - especially in the fall months. Free admission/parking and the grounds are open till 4:30 pm daily

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