Sybil Ludington.
Sybil Ludington rallies Patriots and waves her hitting stick.

Statue of the Teen Girl Paul Revere

Field review by the editors.

Carmel, New York

Sybil Ludington was 16 years old on the night of April 26, 1777, when she rode 40 miles -- more than twice the distance ridden by Paul Revere -- from Danbury, Connecticut, to Carmel, New York, warning everyone that the British were planning to attack Danbury.

Her bronze statue depicts Sybil on horseback, screaming, and waving the stick that she used to knock on doors and whack highwaymen who got in her way. It was sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington, and dedicated on June 3, 1961.

A slightly smaller version of the statue stands in Danbury, which, despite Sybil's heroic efforts, was still attacked by the British.

Statue of the Teen Girl Paul Revere

Address:
Gleneida Ave., Carmel, NY
Directions:
Downtown. On the west side of Gleneida Ave., next to the lake, about a quarter mile south of its intersection with Hwy 301. Park at St. James the Apostle School across the street.
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Grieving Gold Star Mother StatueGrieving Gold Star Mother Statue, Carmel, NY - 2 mi.
Old Bet the ElephantOld Bet the Elephant, Somers, NY - 7 mi.
Largest Indoor Buddha in the Western HemisphereLargest Indoor Buddha in the Western Hemisphere, Carmel, NY - 7 mi.
In the region:
Monument to NYC Mayor Who Fell Out of a Plane, New York, NY - 46 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in New York

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in New York.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use RoadsideAmerica.com's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

New York Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Christ of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, Arkansas (May 3-9, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now

 

Favorite Quirky City Sights