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89 Sunnyside Ave, Tarrytown, NY 10591-3819
+1 914-591-8763
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Interesting Site to Get Some Background on Washington Irving

We took a tour of Sunnyside to see the house of Washington Irving, but we learned a lot about him... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Parker, Colorado
Interesting visit and great overview of Washington Irving's life and work

We enjoyed our visit. This is in a very lovely location on the Hudson River and it was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Memphis, Tennessee
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89 Sunnyside Ave, Tarrytown, NY 10591-3819
+1 914-591-8763
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a tour of Sunnyside to see the house of Washington Irving, but we learned a lot about him and his life. When you take the tour you find out how the house began and how it grew over the years. It was also...More

1  Thank erodrig26
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit. This is in a very lovely location on the Hudson River and it was very interesting to learn more about Irving and his life and accomplishments. Brigitte, our tour guide, was charming and enhanced our visit. The house was very unexpected...More

1  Thank mcmc1225
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must-see site for history and literary buffs. Even if you aren't familiar with Irving, his house is worth visiting. The house itself is interesting as a idiosyncratic example of the Romantic Era and the interior is largely filled with items original to Irving. The...More

1  Thank Zach F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful visit. The Gift Shop has many clever books, cards, and memorabilia which will make great holiday gifts. The tour guides dress in period attire. They provide an excellent explanation of the grounds, focusing on many historical and literary details. The grounds...More

1  Thank pasajera2015
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I absolutely loved visiting Sunnyside! I was familiar with the stories that Washington Irving wrote, but never read up on his life story. Our tour guide was very informative, and I learned so much about Mr. Irving's life and the history behind Sunnyside. I would...More

1  Thank Traveler2102
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We went on a 4 pm late tour and there were only two of us but it was still very interesting and the breeze was coming in over the river for a lovely afternoon. Our guide was dressed in period hoop skirt and very knowledgeable...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Visited around Holloween weekend. Extra characters were available to show the house and grounds. The location seems almost undisdurbed from the 1850's.

Thank ken f
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A journey back in time to a lovely home of one of America's great authors...the house, located on 10 acres right on the Hudson River, is a picturesque little cottage with small quaint rooms, and with our guide in period dress the house seemed to...More

Thank Rich334
Reviewed 14 November 2016

True confession: I grew up five miles from Sunnyside and had never visited until yesterday, 50+ years later. But I probably didn't miss many changes as this quaint home seems well anchored in the late 19th century. The tour is great, the docents (in costume)...More

1  Thank Cameron06820
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We came to Sunnyside after visiting brilliant Kykuit, so it isn't likely that it would be over the moon about the simple house. But we did enjoy the visit very much. The house is set along the railroad track and overlooking the Hudson River. It...More

1  Thank tajo123
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6 March 2017|
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Response from lather66 | Reviewed this property |
This place closed long ago.
Annette L
27 September 2016|
Response from Lou L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, tickets can be purchased online through the historic Hudson valley website. Go to the historic Hudson valley website, whose address can't be posted for some reason, and look for tickets on the right hand side. Click... More
Sellyna D
27 September 2015|
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Response from Jack-the-Knife09 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Samantha, There is limited access to the grounds without a ticket. You really can't get much further than the parking lot and the walk to the office. Lyndhurst on the other hand, right next door allows full access to the... More