On the Heels of the Horseman: A Visit to Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy HollowThe little boy in the front pew threw one hand up as the other hand frantically waved a Headless Horseman picture book while hollering out his question, “Do you know THIS GUY?” The docent in the Old Dutch Church replied, “I’ll get to him in a minute,” and calmly continued to describe the church-going habits of Lord and Lady Philipse.

Since trailers for the new Sleepy Hollow television series were interrupting my football game every 3 1/2 minutes, I decided to head over to the actual town and check out a couple of the area landmarks, including Washington Irving’s home and the Old Dutch Church and Cemetery. It’s an appropriate time of the year to visit because this part of Westchester County has embraced Halloween and schedules many popular events, like the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. Continue reading