Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Visit to The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow....

"Welcome  to one of America's oldest cemeteries.  Dutch tenant farmer's and their 'huisvrows'  Revolutionary War soldiers and the legendary characters of Washington Irving's 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' are all buried in the graveyard, including the world famous ghost of The Headless Horseman, who, according to legend,  begins his nightly ride here."

One of the highlights of our recent trip to New York was this cemetery.  The history, the peacefulness, and the eerieness all play a part.  Our family has always been fascinated by the story written by Washington Irving, and to see headstones that the story characters were modeled after...I couldn't think of a better thing to see and do just before Halloween!  

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Some of my favorite wanderings have been in old cemeteries. This looks like an interesting one!