- Historic Sites
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Founded in 1849 as the Tarrytown Cemetery, the town posthumously honored Washington Irving's request to change the name to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. The 90 acres are a place of peace and rest for those who have lived extraordinary lives, among them Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler, William Rockefeller, Elizabeth Arden, Leona Helmsley, and Washington Irving himself. Irving's grave overlooks the 3 acre churchyard from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Free maps are available in literature boxes at the cemetery office and at the the cemetery's south gate.