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Sunnyside Review

A guide in period costume escorts you through the 1830s home of Washington Irving, whose writings include The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. The eclectic building, one of the nation's earliest examples of romantic architecture, includes stepped gables that recall Dutch architecture and a curved roof modeled after that of a Spanish monastery. Sunnyside was often called America's Home, because it appeared in many landscape illustrations of the period. Irving's book-lined study is a highlight.

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  • Address: 89 W. Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591 | Map It
  • Phone: 914/631–8200 Historic Hudson Valley
  • Cost: $12
  • Hours: Mar., weekends 10–4; Apr.–Oct., Wed.–Mon. 10–5; Nov. and Dec., Wed.–Mon. 10–4
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  • Location: Tarrytown

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