Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground, Sleepy Hollow

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#4 of 17 in Historic Sites in Westchester County
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 was a beautiful day at the end of October to walk around the Old Dutch Church and the cemetery. There were many interesting gravestones and the employees were there to answer questions.  more »
  • The oldest congregational church in NYS, the Old Dutch Church serves its parish in the summer, and moves Sunday service to the local in-town church for the winters due to weather. Guests are welcome y...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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