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Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 film based upon the legend of The Headless Horseman and based loosely upon the Washington Irving story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." It was directed by Tim Burton and received the 1999 Academy Award for Best Art Direction.

Heads will roll…


Ichabod Crane

  • Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.

Katrina Anne Van Tassel

  • I think you have no heart. And I had a mind once to give you mine.

Lady Van Tassel

  • Watch your heads.
    • (An Irish take on the expression "Mind your heads")


Katrina Anne Van Tassel: I have shed my tears for Brom, and yet my heart is not broken. Do you think me wicked?
Ichabod Crane: No... but perhaps there is a little bit of witch in you, Katrina.
Katrina Anne Van Tassel: Why do you say that?
Ichabod Crane: Because you have bewitched me.

Ichabod Crane: So... three persons murdered. First, Peter Van Garrett and his son, Dirk Van Garrett. Both of them strong, capable men, found together... decapitated. One week later, the widow Winship. Also decapitated. Now, I will need to ask you many questions. But first, let me ask: Is anyone suspected?
Baltus Van Tassell: How much have your superiors explained to you, constable?
Ichabod Crane: Only that the three were slain in open ground. Their heads found severed from their bodies.
Reverend Steenwyck: Their heads were not found severed. Their heads were not found at all.
Ichabod Crane: The heads are... gone?
Notary James Hardenbrook: Taken. Taken by the Headless Horseman. Taken back to hell.

Ichabod Crane: Gentlemen: murder needs no ghosts come from the grave. We have murders in New York without benefit of ghouls and goblins.
Baltus Van Tassel: You are a long way from New York, constable.

Ichabod Crane: We take the Indian Trail to the Tree of the Dead.
Young Masbath: How will we recognize it?
Ichabod Crane: Without difficulty, I rather fear.

[after escaping the Horseman]
Young Masbath: Is he... dead?
Ichabod Crane: That's the problem. He was dead to begin with.



  • Watch your head!
  • Who will it come for next?
  • Heads Will Roll.
  • Close Your Eyes. Say Your Prayers. Sleep If You Can.
  • You can lock the doors. You can bolt the windows. But can you survive the night?

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

For other places with the same name, see Sleepy Hollow (disambiguation).
The mill and millpond at Philipsburg Manor.
The mill and millpond at Philipsburg Manor.

Sleepy Hollow [1] is a village in Westchester County in the state of New York in the United States of America.


Founded as an agricultural center in Dutch New Netherland by Frederick Philipse. Philipse switched allegiance to England when the British evicted the Dutch, but his heirs were less astute in their political affiliations: 3rd generation Philipses continued allegiance to England during the American Revolution and were forced to forfeit their vast land holdings. After the war, the small hamlet around the Philipse's mill was renamed Beekmantown after a prominent patriot family. By 1874 the hamlet had grown into a village and incorporated as North Tarrytown. In 1996 residents of the village voted to change its name from North Tarrytown to Sleepy Hollow to distinguish it from the adjacent village of Tarrytown. Sleepy Hollow shares a zip code and a school system with Tarrytown, but the two villages are separate municipalities. Sleepy Hollow Chamber of Commerce provides tourist information and descriptions of seasonal events on its web site and in its storefront window: 54 Main St, Tarrytown, +1 914 631-1705, [2].

Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is set here and in Tarrytown. In the story, "Sleepy Hollow" is the valley of the Pocantico River, now largely occupied by Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and Rockefeller State Park Preserve.

  • Westchester County Airport, 240 Airport Rd, White Plains, +1 914 995-4860 (airlines), [3]. The closest airport, about 20 minutes drive. Rental cars are available.
  • Stewart International Airport, 1180 First St, New Windsor, +1 845 564-2100, [4]. Another alternative to the congestion of the 3 major airports, but at present offers few direct flights.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey, [5], John F. Kennedy International Airport [6], and LaGuardia Airport [7]: The three major international airports in the New York City area offer service to just about anywhere. Westchester-based taxi and livery cars offer regular service to and from the three internationals from most areas of the county. New York City yellow cabs will take to you Westchester in a pinch, but the fares can be exorbitant. Ask if your hotel offers shuttle service.
  • Sleepy Hollow is easily accessible from the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada via interstate highways such as the New England and New Jersey Turnpikes (I-95) and the New York State Thruway system [8]. The I-87 portion of the Thruway connecting Albany and New York City crosses the Hudson River in adjacent Tarrytown on the Tappan Zee bridge as does I-287, which connects with I-95 to the east. The Saw Mill River Parkway, which runs along the village's eastern flank, connects with the Taconic State Parkway to the north (to Albany and the I-90 east-west portion of the Thruway system) and the Henry Hudson Parkway into New York City. Route 9 connects Sleepy Hollow to the major highways in Tarrytown.
  • Metro-North Railroad - Hudson line, [9]. Downtown Sleepy Hollow is just about equidistant from the Tarrytown and Philipse Manor (Sleepy Hollow) stations. Express service between Tarrytown station and New York City's Grand Central Terminal is about 35 minutes, about 39 minutes to Philipse Manor station. Local rail service is available between other Metro-North commuter stations. Taxis swarm the Tarrytown station at the arrival of nearly every train, but Philipse Manor does not get the same attention. On all Metro-North trains on-board fares are subject to a stiff surcharge, so buy your tickets at the station or at the vending machines located on the southbound (to New York) platform at the Tarrrytown station. Metro-North's "One-Day Getaways" discount package is available to Kykuit [10], the Rockefeller estate. Zipcar [11] has a rental car at Tarrytown station into Spring 2008, after which Enterprise [12] will have the franchise for Metro-North stations.
  • Amtrak, [13]. Long distance connections are available in New York City's Penn Station and at Metro-North's Croton-Harmon station. Amtrak connections available to VIA Rail Canada [14].
  • NY Waterway, [15], +1 800 53-FERRY, runs seasonal, weekend trips from Manhattan to Sleepy Hollow. Packages deals are available to Historic Hudson Valley properties Philipsburg Manor [16] and Kykuit [17], the Rockefeller estate.
  • Bee Line System, [18]. Westchester County's bus service provides access to White Plains and other locations in the county. Schedules and route maps are available on-line and at the Tarrytown and Philipse Manor (Sleepy Hollow) train stations.

Get around

If arriving by train from New York City and planning only a day trip within the central business district, you can get about on foot or by local taxi. NY Waterway tours have their own bus transportation between destinations. If you stay in local hotels or motels, a car becomes something of a necessity. Broadway (aka Route 9) is the main north to south route through the village.

Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow
Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

The main attraction is Sleepy Hollow's association with Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", so visit the old churchyard where the Headless Horseman purportedly rests. If you look hard you might find the headstone of Catriena Ecker Van Tessel whose anglicized name, Katrina Van Tassel, appears in Irving's story.

  • Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground, 430 N Broadway, [19]. The church has been in continuous use since around 1690, except for a few years during the American Revolution. Free guided tours of the burying ground from Memorial Day Weekend through the end of October, Sundays at 2PM. Self-guided tour book Tales of the Old Dutch Burying Ground [20] is sold at the Philipsburg Manor museum shop. This is the spot where Ichabod Crane sought sanctuary from the Headless Horseman. If you happen to be here after dark, keep in mind that "...the Headless Horseman... it was said, tethered his horse nightly among the graves in the churchyard." Park inside adjacent Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
  • Pay a visit to Washington Irving, Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler, William Rockefeller, and Elizabeth Arden in their final abodes in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 540 N Broadway, +1 914 631-0081, [21]. The style of architecture ranges from Victorian rural at the cemetery's south end to grand neo-classical mausoleums at the north end. Free maps are available in literature boxes at the cemetery office and at the the cemetery's south gate. Gates open M-F 8AM-4:30PM, Sa-Su 8:30AM-4:30PM.
  • Philipsburg Manor Upper Mills, 381 N Broadway, +1 914 631-3992, [22]. Historic Dutch manor and mill restored to its appearance in the late 17th/early 18th century. In "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", Ichabod Crane saunters beside the manor's millpond with the "country damsels" of the neighborhood. April 1 to October 28 daily (closed Tu) 10AM-5PM, last tour at 4PM. October 29 to December 31 daily (closed Tu) 10AM-4PM, last tour at 3PM. March weekends only 10AM-4PM last tour at 3PM. Adults $10, senior (62 +) $9, children (5-17) $6. This is also the departure point for tours of Kykuit.
  • Visit the Rockefeller estate Guided tours of the main house, Kykuit [23], and its gardens and art galleries, are available through Historic Hudson Valley. Open mid May through the beginning of November, weekdays 10AM-3PM, weekends 10AM-4PM. Closed Tu. adults $22, seniors $20, children under 17 $19 (no children under age 10). All Kykuit tours depart from Philipsburg Manor, 381 N Broadway.
  • Union Church of Pocantico Hills, 555 Bedford Rd, +1 914 631-8200 (tour info), +1 914 631-2069 (info on services), [24]. Open April to December, weekdays 11AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 2PM-5PM, closed Tu. The stained glass windows by Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall were commissioned by members of the Rockefeller family. The rose window was the last work by Matisse before his death. Self guided and guided tours. Adults and children $5.
  • Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, formerly part of the Rockefeller estate, promotes regional agriculture through its educational programs and its demonstration gardens and greenhouses, 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills (Sleepy Hollow), +1 914 366-6200, [25].
  • Follow Ichabod Crane's route, [26]. Fans of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" can follow the route of Ichabod Crane from the center of adjacent Tarrytown north into Sleepy Hollow. But don't expect to find the "Western Woods" or anything else from the 1999 movie Sleepy Hollow. Tim Burton's production is only loosely based on Irving's story and was filmed largely in Hertfordshire, England.
  • Old Croton Aqueduct, [27]. Go hiking or bicycling on the aqueduct's trailway. The original water supply to New York City is now a walking trail that runs from Croton-on-Hudson in the north to Yonkers in the south. Notably, the trail passes through the Lyndhurst estate in the south end of Tarrytown, and very near Washington Irving's Sunnyside. Over the 180 years since it was built, portions have disappeared from the downtown areas of several river towns, including Sleepy Hollow (part of Sleepy Hollow High School is built on top of the aqueduct, forcing a detour behind the school).
Carriage road in Rockefeller State Park.
Carriage road in Rockefeller State Park.
  • Hike, horseback ride, fish, or go birding at Rockefeller State Park Preserve [28]. Equestrians can park horse trailers at the park's main entrance (in case you wish to make your own horseback ride through Sleepy Hollow). Trail maps are available online [29] or at the park visitor center on Route 117, one mile east of Route 9. There is a parking fee at the main entrance, but no fee if you enter trails from Old Sleepy Hollow Road (see online map) or the Rockwood Hall portion of the park located west of Route 9. The park includes portions of the valley of the Pocantico River, which is what Irving dubbed Sleepy Hollow in his famous tale.
  • Take a guided kayak tour on the Hudson River. Hudson River Recreation, +1 888 321-HUDSON, [30]. Tours depart from Kingsland Point Park, Palmer Ave. Seasonal.

Annual events

The weekends prior to Halloween are filled with events that tie in to "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". If possible, make advanced reservations as most events fill quickly. Adjacent Tarrytown, setting for portions of the the legend, also hosts events on this weekend. To avoid disappointment, call in advance to confirm dates and times. Some events require reservations or advance tickets.

  • Legend Weekend, at Philipsburg Manor, 381 N Broadway, +1 914 631-8200, [31]. Historic Dutch manor and mill are transformed into a spooky landscape. Family harvest activities during the day give way to evenings of ghostly apparitions and characters out of Hudson Valley folklore, including a dramatic retelling of the Legend and other local ghost stories, plus nightly appearances by the Headless Horseman. Daytime programs (10AM-4PM, last admission 3PM): adults $10, children 5-17 $6, children under 5 free. Evening programs (6PM-9:30PM, last admission 8:30PM): advanced tickets required, timed admission, adults $13, children 5-17 $9, children under 5 free.
  • Reading of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Old Dutch Church [32]. There's no better place to hear the story than in the very churchyard it made famous. Reserve tickets through The Reformed Church of Tarrytown, +1 914 631-4497. $10.
  • Haunted Hayride, Village of Sleepy Hollow, +1 914 366-5100, [33].
  • Tours of the Old Dutch Burying Ground [34], Legend Weekend tours correspond with the dates of Legend Weekend at Philipsburg Manor restoration. Before you gallop over to the 17th century Dutch manor for an evening of spooky fun, visit the setting of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Free!


The central business district, encompassing Beekman Avenue and the adjacent portions of Broadway (Route 9), offers restaurants and shops.

  • Philipsburg Manor Gift Shop, 381 N Broadway, +1 914 631-3992, [35]. Most extensive line of Sleepy Hollow and Headless Horseman souvenirs in the village.
  • Horseman Diner, 276 N Broadway, +1 914 631-2984. An easy walk from Philipsburg Manor Upper Mills and the Old Dutch Church.
  • Hollywood North Pizza, 109 Beekman Ave, +1 914 631-7406
  • Ambar Restaurant, 194 Beekman Ave, +1 914 631-6393. A hole-in-the wall Dominican-American that offers good food at reasonable prices. 10AM-7PM daily, closed Tuesdays. Formerly the Cuban-American Corona's Lunch.
  • Wasabi, 279 N Broadway, +1 914 332-7788. Sushi and other Japanese cuisine.
  • Blue Hill at Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Rd, +1 914 366-9600, [36]. Blue Hill is an upscale restaurant located at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, a model farm adjacent to Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Su, W, Th, 5PM-10PM. F-Sa, 5PM-11PM. Appropriate attire required. Prix fixe three-course dinner $65, prix fixe four-course dinner $75.
  • J. P. Doyle's Restaurant & Public House 48 Beekman Ave, +1 914 631-3015, [37]. Irish pub in Sleepy Hollow’s business district. Dinner daily 5PM-11PM, lunch F-Su 11:30AM-3PM.
  • Closed July 2009. Awaiting news of status.*The Sunflour Cafe, 222 Beekman Ave, +1 914 909-2888. Coffee, espresso, fruit smoothies, pastries and muffins, ice cream. The hot chocolate is decadently rich and made from scratch—Ghirardelli chips and steamed milk. Coffee roasted by Coffee Labs in Tarrytown. When the weather is nice, the entire front of the cafe opens to the street. Cozy up on one of the couches and enjoy the local artwork on the walls. Free wireless internet.
  • Courtyard by Marriott, 475 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, +1 914 631-1122, [38].
  • Doubletree Hotel, 455 S Broadway, Tarrytown, +1 914 631-5700, [39].
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 480 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, +1 914 366-4600, [40].
  • Castle on the Hudson, 400 Benedict Ave, +1 800 616-4487, [41]. If you have an ample wallet or a generous expense account the views are spectacular and the food at Equus, the restaurant on premises, is magnificent. Almost a destination in itself.
  • Marriott, 670 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, +1 914 631-2200, [42].

Stay safe

Dial 911 from any telephone for emergency police, medical, and fire services.

Get out

In adjacent Tarrytown, visit sites related to "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and browse the numerous antique shops.

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Simple English

Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 horror film directed by Tim Burton. It stars Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Sir Michael Gambon and Miranda Richardson. The film is based on a book by Washington Irving called The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The story is about the murders of Sleppy Hollow which Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) has to investigate and find out who is the killer. When the film went to box office it was a success and it roughly $207 million worldwide.


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