The Man Behind the Legend 2023

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Best for Ages 12+
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The Man Behind the Legend 2023

Meet the man behind the Legend! In his most famous short story Washington Irving says of Sleepy Hollow Country, "If ever I should wish for a retreat whither I might steal from the world and its distractions, and dream quietly away the remnant of a troubled life, I know of none more promising than this little valley."

What better way to spend an evening in Sleepy Hollow than with the original dreamer himself, Mr. Washington Irving! For a limited number of nights, the master storyteller himself will visit from the beyond the grave to regale you with stories and tales not from his many famous works, but from his very own life! This evening talk amongst the tombstones will leave you amused and appreciative of just how extraordinary Washington Irving was.

Irving was the life of the party before he went six feet under. Don’t miss this chance to meet him now!

Please note this is a seated performance, not a walking tour. The event will be held indoors on 10/20 and 10/21 and outdoors, weather permitting, 10/27 and 10/28.

Date & Time: October 20, 21, 27 and 28 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery North Gate.

Parking:  There is plenty of free parking inside the gate.

Skill level: This is a seated event. If held outdoors, to reach the performance area one must walk up an incline and navigate a few stone steps.  Please consider your own abilities before purchasing tickets.  Feel free to call the office to discuss any specific concerns.  

Refunds, exchanges: All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds unless the tour is canceled.

Weather: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery events run rain or shine. If there is severe weather such as high winds or lightning, we will promptly issue a refund.  Cancellations will be posted at least one hour before tour time on our website and social media.  We will also contact you via the email and phone number provided during the purchase process.


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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery NORTH GATE 540 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591