Visiting Sleeping Hollow during Halloween


Is there any place more spooky than the idyllic little town of Sleepy Hollow? Immortalized by Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and Tim Burton’s movie by the same name, ghoulish surprises await visitors and locals. Events include haunted hayrides, productions of the Headless Horseman and transformations of historic plantations into playgrounds for ghosts and goblins.

While on assignment I had a few minutes to kill at the world famous landmark Philipsburg Manor. The Manor was once a farming, milling, and trading center during the 18th century.

Today, historians in period costume reenact life in old colonial England by working a gristmill, threshing wheat and sowing flax into linen.

And, like the rest of the town, the grounds are dressed up for the holidays with candle-lit walks, ghoulish figures creeping around the cemetery and frightening hags handling the tickets at the entrance.

Only 2 hours south of Albany, this is where you want to come for a thrill and a chill.

Adult: $12
Senior (62+): $10
Child (5-17): $6
Members + Children under 5: FREE