Visiting the Old Dutch Church

Visiting the Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground Autumn 2021

September hours at the Old Dutch Church are Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 2pm.  If you come to the Old Dutch Church, you must wear a mask while inside the church.  Access to the burying ground follows the same regulations as Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Both the Burying Ground and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery close at 4:30pm. Please be respectful of church and cemetery staff who may be on hand to ensure the safety of our guests and the security of the historic head stones.

The Historical Society Serving Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow will be offering tours this fall starting in September through early November. Tour 1:  Tarryhollow: Irving, the Old Dutch Church and the Colonial Experience [] includes tours of the Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground. This a great way to hear about the history that inspired the Legend. Proceeds from the tours help maintain the Old Dutch Church and support the programs offered by the Historical Society.

An alternative to visiting the Old Dutch is to view this beautiful photo essay from last October by our friend, photographer Haytham ad-Din who has captured the beauty of three houses of worship in Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown: The Old Dutch Church (1685), the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns (1837), and Christ Episcopal Church (1837), the church of Washington Irving.

And if you would like to get a sense of the beauty of Sleepy Hollow when leaves are turning and the air is filled with mystery, gather the family around the hearth, pour out some mugs of hot apple cider and listen to an audiobook version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. A personal favorite of our head docent is narrated by Tom Mison who played Ichabod Crane in the TV show Sleepy Hollow.

We also invite you to connect with the church community that continues in the tradition of the Old Dutch Church. Services can be accessed on our Facebook page at 10:30am every Sunday.

Plans for the annual Old Dutch Fest in October have not been finalized.  Keep an eye on this site for details.