Washington Irving's Sunnyside

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Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, historic home of the famed writer of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle,” is said to be haunted by Irving himself as well as his nieces, who used to take care of the home. Irving’s ghost has a reputation for pinching women, and his spectral nieces tidy up after the museum is closed for the night.

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Geographic Information

3 W Sunnyside Ln
Irvington, NY 10533
United States

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41.04755798623006, -73.86986286686476
Westchester County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Irvington, NY (0.6 mi.)
Greenburgh, NY (1.7 mi.)
Tarrytown, NY (2.1 mi.)
Dobbs Ferry, NY (2.3 mi.)
Piermont, NY (2.5 mi.)
Elmsford, NY (2.6 mi.)
Sleepy Hollow, NY (2.7 mi.)
Grand View-on-Hudson, NY (2.9 mi.)
Ardsley, NY (2.9 mi.)
Sparkill, NY (3.2 mi.)


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