Village of Sleepy Hollow, New York
Sleepy Hollow is a village located in Westchester County, New York. Formerly known as North Tarrytown, it was officially renamed in March 1997. It is the location of the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, made famous by Washington Irving's story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and also of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery where Irving is buried. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 9,212. As a village, it is located in the Town of Mount Pleasant.
Sleepy Hollow has a large Hispanic population. Half of Sleepy Hollow's residents are mostly Ecuadorian and Dominican, while the remainder is mostly white non-Hispanic.
Kykuit is a historic house built for John D. Rockefeller in 1913 by the architects Chester Holmes Aldrich and William Adams Delano. The Classical Revival mansion took six years to complete. Four generations of Rockefellers called it home before it became a National Trust historic site.
Kykuit is located one hour's drive north of New York City. "Kykuit" means outlook in old Dutch.
The mansion features interiors designed by Ogden Codman, Jr., collections of Chinese and European ceramics, fine furnishings and 20th-century art.
Philipsburg Manor is a historic house, water mill, and trading site located on Route 9 in Sleepy Hollow, New York. The manor dates from 1693 when Frederick Philipse was granted a charter for 52,000 acres along the Hudson River by William and Mary of England. He built Philipsburg Manor at the confluence of the Pocantico and Hudson Rivers, creating it as a provisioning plantation for the Atlantic sea trade and as headquarters for a world-wide shipping operation. For more than thirty years, Frederick and his son Adolph shipped hundreds of African men, women, and children as slaves across the Atlantic.
Now a National Historic Landmark, the farm features a stone manor house filled with a good collection of 17th-and 18th-century period furnishings, a working water-powered grist mill and millpond, an 18th-century barn, a slave garden, and a reconstructed tenant farm house. Costumed interpreters re-enact life in pre-Revolutionary times, doing chores, milking the cows, and grinding grain in the grist mill.