Tours – TarryHollow

Walking Tour Season has ended for 2017!  Thanks for joining us.  Hope to see you in Tarrytown or Sleepy Hollow next year.

Tarryhollow: Walking Through Time

An historical walking tour that explores the many layers of our wonderful community.

The Historical Society presents the walking tour of all walking tours, especially if you’re interested in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow! This two-hour tour will introduce you to the unique history of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow and to some of the most intriguing people who have ever lived here. The guides will lead you through the many sections of our historic Hudson River villages and regale you with enticing tales of local lore. Starting from Patriots Park, you will journey past historic sites and buildings while the guides share stories of the individuals who made these places their home. The tales include historical accounts of real people and events, as well as a few unexplained incidents from the area’s legendary past. Each of our past residents has left their mark on the community, and a few of them may still linger nearby!

Advance Reservations Required:  $19.99

All tours start at Patriots Park.  Please meet near the Captors Monument at the entrance on the east side of the park, adjacent to Broadway (Route 9).  A minimum of four (4) people is required to run a tour.


 

Tarryhollow: Heroes and Traitors Tour

Although small in size, the villages of Tarrytown and Sleep Hollow have been home to larger than life personalities and events that shaped American history. On this two-hour walking tour, you will learn about the men and women of the Philipse family, some of the largest landholders in colonial New York, who lost everything by backing the wrong side in the American Revolution. You will visit the Captors Monument and learn about the three local militiamen who captured British spy Major John André, triggering the discovery of Benedict Arnold’s treason. You will hear about Amanda Foster, born free to a mother who may have been a slave of Governor DeWitt Clinton; she overcame immense obstacles to become a successful entrepreneur, church founder and participant in the Underground Railroad. Heroes and happenstance, traitors and treason – all awaiting your discovery in one history-packed square mile.

Advance Reservations Required:  $19.99

All tours start at Patriots Park. Please meet near the Captors Monument at the entrance on the east side of the park, adjacent to Broadway (Route 9). A minimum of four (4) people is required to run a tour.


 

Refunds and exchanges: All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds unless tour/event is canceled.  Tours require a minimum of 4 guests or they will be cancelled.  Our tours leave promptly at the start time, if you arrive after the start time and the tour has left the park, no refunds will be given.  You must check in at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

Weather: The walking tours generally run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. If we cancel a tour due to severe weather such as high winds, lightning, or heavy rain, we will promptly refund your full purchase price.

Additional Information: Some people may find the pace of our two-hour walking tours challenging. We cover more than a mile on foot including hills. Please consider your own abilities when signing up for a tour.  Tips for the tour guides are not expected, but if you’ve enjoyed your tour they are greatly appreciated.

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