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  • Writer's pictureKristin Rebecca

Harps Across America #21

On the way back home from a fantastic show is Connecticut we stopped by Sleepy Hollow, NY. It was a little early in the day for a headless horseman sighting but we did see some of his haunts. Including the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and the Philipsburg Manor House. Before leaving the state we made one last stop to the house where “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” was written, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside. While we didn’t have time for a tour of the actual house we did wander around the grounds and peer in some of the house windows. The estate itself is beautiful with views of the Hudson River and lovely gardens. Visitors are allowed to wonder the property, after purchasing a ticket, and you’re welcome to take as much time as you like. I always fine it inspiring to walk around property or homes of other creatives. I grew up having some of Irving stories read to me and/or watching them on the TV Show “Wishbone” including “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle”. Getting to see where he lived brought the stories alive just a little bit more for me.

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