25 miles south of New York City, is the village of Sleepy Hollow. Thrilling fans of the macabre for generations, this small area is just an hour away from NYC. It is one of the most famed and widely quoted human settlements across the globe, known as the birthplace of the Headless Horseman- a famous character in the book inspired by and named after the village.
Sleepy Hollow is best visited on a brisk fall day. Washington Irving, author of the Sleepy Hollow used to reside near the village and his estate is one of many historical buildings on the site of Sleepy Hollow including the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow and Sleepy Hollow cemetery. All of these grand structures have earned Sleepy Hollow a reputation of being 'one of the most haunted places in the world'. Sleepy Hollow is the setting for numerous films and other works, adding to its mysterious charm.
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