Are you looking for things to do while visiting Tarrytown, NY? Join me for Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse, Open Houses in 2020.
OPEN HOUSES AT THE SLEEPY HOLLOW LIGHTHOUSE
What you will experience is a walk through a fascinating 1883 lighthouse where real people led their lives. You will also have a chance to discuss the lighthouse in a Q & A with the Sleepy Hollow historian, Henry John Steiner. But even more compelling, you will have the opportunity to view the gorgeous Hudson Valley from an ideal vantage point—the high bell-deck of this antique beauty.
Ask me to point out Hook Mountain, Croton Point, historic Sing Sing Prison, Nyack, the former Marymount College, the Tarrytown Castle, and of course New York City. And don’t forget to take your turn ringing the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse‘s massive fog bell!
Bring your questions! I will be glad to discuss the lighthouse, or any other aspect of Sleepy Hollow history and legend.
Our “open house” schedule has been setup for the spring and summer 2020 season. Here are the scheduled dates so far:
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
All are Sundays
APRIL 12TH & 26TH
MAY 10TH &24TH
JUNE 7TH & 21ST
JULY 5TH & 19TH
AUGUST 2ND, 16TH, & 30TH
DETAILS CONCERNING YOUR VISIT:
Dates may be subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Please note that by 2:45 PM 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 not far from the Philipse Manor Metro North Train Station in the Village of Sleepy Hollow.
Starting Memorial Day there is usually a per car parking fee for entering Kingsland point Park. Folks interested in visiting the lighthouse should walk along the Hudson River Walk path at the south end of the park.
The lighthouse is a six-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 through the lighthouse to the bell deck, where visitors may see spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley and the Palisades, as well as the New Tappan Zee Bridge.
Please note that for the most part the lighthouse may not be handicap-accessible.
Bring your own lunch if you wish, to enjoy at the park. The park has picnic tables, a playground, and bathroom facilities (once the park opens for the season) at Kingsland Point Park. Note, there are no bathroom facilities at the lighthouse.
Admission to the lighthouse is by donation—and a donation is required. Suggested donations are two dollars per adult and one dollar per child over five years old.
Come dressed for the weather (it can feel much colder and windier there on the Hudson River than in town) and try to wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. There’s a fair amount of walking involved.
Looking forward to seeing you at the SLEEPY HOLLOW LIGHTHOUSE!
(The Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse was previously known under the misnomer of “Tarrytown Lighthouse.”)
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