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Don't loose your head: Near the genuine Sleepy Hollow
Anyone who has never reread "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" will probably think of it as a frightening story about a cemetery plagued by the vindictive spirit of a Hesse military man who was beheaded during the Revolutionary War..... It is a tourist goldmine for the Hudson Valley, as Sleepy Hollow is a real Westchester town and Irving was at least partly our own.
In 1835 he purchased his house on the Sunnyside River and in 1859 suffered a myocardial infarction. Moving to Tarrytown - the town next to Sleepy Hollow - Irving was known on two different sides of the world as "the first US writer". "He had already authored his two most popular tales, "Legend" and "Rip Van Winkle", reported on Aaron Burr's betrayal case for a paper, co-founded the literature journal Salmagundi, and co coined the term "the omnipotent dollar" as well as the epithet "Gotham" for New York City and "Knickerbocker" for one of its inhabitants;
Among the real estates managed by Historic Hudson Valley, Sunnyside benefits in this season from the connection with the classical US "ghost" history. You can visit the Irving manor yourself; Sunnyside is open on Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm.
Entrance is $14 for grown-ups, $12 for senior citizens and $8 for kids from 3 to 17 years. Meanwhile, a near historical Hudson Valley estate, the Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, is at home on fall nights for a lavish walk-through adventure named Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze. Over 10,000 single hand-carved, lighted squashes adorn the historical river scenery of the eighteenth c., piled up and grouped into impressive statuesque decorations like a giant kite.
Entrance fees are available every half hours and the weekend until October is already over. Friday and Saturday ticket prices are $25 for an adult, $20 for children aged 3-17, $20 for an adult and $16 for a child on workdays. Let's go to Sleepy Hollow itself:
Irving?s ?Legend'', a dramatically staged version of "The Legends of Sleepy Hollow" by Jonathan Kruk, the narrator of the masterpieces, seasoned with ghostly Jim Keyes' living instrument alto. It is suitable for children from 10 years. On October 15, 22, 26, 30, and 31, there were still show passes that were $25 for an adult and $20 for young people up to the ages of 18.
Horseman's Hollow" leads the hard-core fan (not suggested for kids under 10 years of age) through an 18 th cent ury-old city in the Philipsburg mansion, which is crazy for the headless rider. It will be open this time on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening and on 26, 30 and 31 October. Ticket costs $25 for Saturdays, $20 for all other night; an additional $15 V. I. V. upgrades lets you shorten the line.
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