Open Houses at the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

Open Houses at the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse in 2019

Bring your questions to discuss with Sleepy Hollow Village Historian, Henry John Steiner. He will be glad to discuss the lighthouse, or any other aspect of Sleepy Hollow history.

Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse


April – August 2019

April 7 & 28, 1-3PM

May 5 & 19 1-3PM

June 2 & 16 1-3PM

July  7 & 21  1-3PM

August 4 & 18 1-3PM


Dates may be subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Lighthouse openhouses run between 1 PM – 3 PM. Please note that by 2:45 we are starting to make preparations for closure, and no one will be admitted after that time.  The lighthouse can be accessed through Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow, which is adjacent to the Phillpse Manor Metro North Train Station. Starting Memorial Day there is usually a per-car parking fee for entering Kingland Point Park. Folks interested in visiting the lighthouse should walk along the path around the former GM site to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is a 6-story structure, which was decommissioned about 1961 and once served as living quarters for its past lighthouse keepers. There are narrow spiral staircases that lead to the bell deck, which offers spectacular views of the Hudson River and Palisades, as well as the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Bring your own lunch, if you wish, to enjoy at the park. There are picnic tables, a playground, and bathroom facilities (once then park opens for the season) at Kingsland Point Park.

Admission to the lighthouse is by donation. Suggested donations are $2/adult; $1/child over 5 years

Come dressed for the weather and in sturdy, comfortable shoes.

There may be a lot of walking involved.


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  4. Andrew Allport

    I am now upstate but visit a few times a year, I’m hoping to catch a tour one of these trips!

  5. Sue Billings

    My husband and I met you at the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse this past Sunday. You stamped my Passbook for me. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog.
    Thanks so much!
    Sue Billings

    • It was very good meeting you! There will be new additions to the blog in the near future, and I hope you will enjoy some of the past posts—relative to Sleepy Hollow and beyond. Best wishes, Henry

      • Sue Billings

        We enjoyed meeting you and talking with you! We look forward to reading your past posts and upcoming posts.
        Thanks so much!
        Sue and Alan

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