Historic Hudson River Towns

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Westchester County Tourism has some great attractions and places for TOUGHMAN and TOUGHKid participants and their families to enjoy!

Westchester County Tourism & Film
148 Martine Avenue, Suite 104
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914.995.8500
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W. Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown
The picturesque "Snuggery" home of author Washington Irving, famous for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", sits on the banks of the Hudson River amid a wonderfully romantic landscape. Guides in mid-Victorian costumes offer tours of the meticulously restored house.



635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown
This 1838 Gothic Revival mansion was occupied by three prominent New York City families, including financier Jay Gould. Now the fully furnished property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation offers one of the finest examples of nineteenth-century estate landscapes, with splendid grounds and gardens.


Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground

42 N. Broadway, Tarrytown
Built in 1685 by wealthy Dutch Loyalist Frederick Philipse, this sacred edifice and adjoining burying ground is considered the oldest functioning church and cemetery in New York State. Simple interior features include a distinctive wooden pulpit and sounding-board canopy.


Philipsburg Manor

Route 9, Sleepy Hollow
A late 17th/early 18th century working farm and grist-mill established by Frederick Philipse. Reenactments of everyday chores from the era are conducted on-site. The stone manor boasts a rich collection of early New York and European furniture, as well as Dutch Delft ceramics and continental brass. Tours to Kykuit depart from here.


Kykuit – the Rockefeller Estate

Sleepy Hollow
The expansive estate home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Commanding a breathtaking view of the Hudson River, it features extensive stone terraces, formal gardens, glorious fountains, and Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller's collections of 20th century sculpture, art, automobiles and horse-drawn carriages.


Sleepy Hollow Light House

Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow
1883 lighthouse with near-perfect performance record during its 78 years of operation. The only Caisson-style lighthouse on the Hudson.


The Union Church of Pocantico Hills

555 Bedford Rd., Sleepy Hollow
The Union Church was organized as a non-denominational, Protestant church in 1915. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller were among the founding members. The Rockefellers commissioned the work of two masters, Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse, for ten stained glass windows throughout the church. Matisse completed the design for the rose window over the chancel just two days before his death in 1954.


Grand Prix New York

333 N. Bedford, Rd., Mt. Kisco
Exciting 120,000 sq ft. indoor open-wheel racing with video arcade, dining and lounge. Racing enthusiasts gear up in suits, helmets and protective collars before starting their Italian Sodi RX7 engines!

Katonah Museum of Art

134 Jay St., Katonah
Non-collecting institution dedicated to the visual arts, offering changing exhibits and acclaimed Children's Learning Center, sculpture garden amidst 100-year-old Norwegian spruces, family programming, lectures, live jazz.


John Jay Homestead

400 Route 22, Katonah
Residence of America's first Chief Justice and four generations of his descendents. This State Historic Site offers guided tours of the furnished Federal-style farmhouse, museum, two formal gardens and a new herb garden.


Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah
Home to one of the largest outdoor summer music festivals in the USA, as well as year-round musical performances in many genres. The Mediterranean-style Rosen House Museum contains period rooms filled with fine and decorative arts from Europe and China, and the grounds feature several themed gardens.


Croton Point Nature Center

Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
Located in the 504 acre Croton Point Park, the largest peninsula on the Hudson. House exhibits local flora, fauna, local and Native American history.


Van Cortlandt Manor

South Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson
Once the home of New York's prominent Van Cortlandt family, the Manor contains an outstanding collection of American decorative arts, beautiful gardens, a tenant farmer's house and a tavern. Museum gift shop and picnic area. Tours led by costumed guides.


Teatown Lake Reservation

1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining
834-acre environmental education center ad nature preserve offers birds of prey and animal displays, seasonal and ongoing programs and events.


Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

1701 Main St., Peekskill
Long-term installations, rotating exhibits, educational, public and family programs showcase cutting-edge contemporary art from the global art community.


Paramount Center for the Arts

1008 Brown St., Peekskill
Restored 1,000 seat palace of the 1930's offering arts and entertainment including classical, pop, comedy, drama, art exhibits, independent films, programs for youth. Original 2,000-bulb marquee with running chase lights.