Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is often confused with the contiguous Old Dutch Church and its 2-acre colonial-era burying ground. Though there is no clear boundary on the ground, neither church nor churchyard are affiliated with Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow and its burying ground are the setting for Washington Irving’s short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Irving himself is buried in the south end of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, overlooking the grounds of the Old Dutch Church. The map below shows the distinction between the two properties. Click to expand.
For more information on the burying ground, to arrange group tours, or for information on services at the Old Dutch Church, contact the congregation:
The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns
42 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-4497, www.odcfriends.com