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Things to Do in Tarrytown

Posted on: August 6th, 2013 by Erin Weir No Comments

Along with its great antique shops and boutiques, Tarrytown offers everything that any waterside village would including great boating, kayaking and fishing.

It also offers a chance to get a look at some really fantastic local history.

For any Washington Irving fans, a trip to Sunnyside is order! His former home has been restored to look just as it did when the author lived there. You might also consider doing a tour of Iriving’s landmarks to see his favorite haunts, the places that inspired his stories, and of course, the headless horseman’s final resting place.

The Tarrytown Lighthouse is a great family friendly option! Located inside Kingsland Point Park, it’s the perfect location to picnic on the waterfront.

Two National Trust Historic Sites are quite nearby. Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate, and Lydhurst, a stellar example of the American Gothic Revival movement.  Both of these beautiful 19th century estates are gorgeously preserved.  Lyndhurt is a must see for any Dark Shadows fan as it was the set for both 1970s films.

Of course if you’re looking for a bit of entertainment you can’t beat the Tarrytown Music Hall.  Built in the early 19th century, it’s an old, cozy hall with great acoustics and a lot of charm.

 

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