Washington Irving’s Gravesite

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North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
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Gravestone flanked by flags


The Irving Family Graveplot
Washington Irving’s grave, Irving’s home “Sunnyside,” and The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow (which Irving immortalized in legend) are National Historic landmarks.  Irving’s graveplot receives perpetual care from local citizens and admirers of the author of the “Sleepy Hollow” legends.


National Historic Landmark – US Department of the Interior – plaque by the Irving family – 1972

What was there

Washington Irving’s grave within the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

What is there now

Washington Irving’s gravesite within the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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Kelly Lucero

  • Irving information & letter penned by him requesting that "oversight" be corrected
  • Marker
  • Overview of plot
  • Gravestone flanked by flags
  • Irving nameplate
  • Headstone flanked by flags
  • Iron decoration
  • Pennies left by visitors
  • Ironwork tassle
  • View of headstone through the iron gate

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