Washington Irving’s Sunnyside

A charming, romantic Hudson River estate

America’s “Founding Father of Literature” created a picturesque estate nestled along the Hudson riverbank. The enchanted landscape of Washington Irving’s much-loved Sunnyside has been charming guests for generations. Visitors today hear about Irving’s storied past and how he came to be America’s first internationally famous author. His characters, from the Headless Horseman to Rip Van Winkle, are global icons, and Irving’s legacy lives on at his whimsical estate.

Sunnyside is open to visitors now through November 2020. While the interior of the cottage remains closed, visitors can sign up for time slots to enjoy the picturesque landscape surrounding Irving’s home with dramatic vistas of the Hudson Valley landscape. Time slots are 2 hours in length with limited capacity to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone. By purchasing a ticket, visitors agree to follow the COVID Courtesy Code, which includes wearing a mask on the property and maintaining at least 6 feet of social distancing. Interpreters in 19th century dress will be available to share information about the house and grounds.

Located at 3 W Sunnyside Lane in Irvington, N.Y., the site is approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes from Princeton and 38 minutes from Manhattan.

For more information, visit https://hudsonvalley.org.