Patriots Park and the André Captors' Monument

Patriots Park and the André Captors' Monument

Exactly on the border between Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow and next door to the Warner Library, the park features a statue of John Paulding. Commemorating the capture by Paulding and his fellow patriots, Isaac Van Wart and David Williams, of the British spy John André. He was seized while attempting to return to New York City with plans of West Point, given to him by the American traitor Benedict Arnold. It is an ideal spot in which to enjoy a picnic (or delicatessen) lunch and allow the children to let off steam at the playground. The marshy area where Ichabod first encountered the headless horseman has long since been drained, but its stream still flows through a park shared by the villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.