Sleepy Hollow, New York: Headless Horseman Bridge

Where the pumpkin head got hurled at Ichabod Crane.

Address:
540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Directions:
From the thruway, exit 9 after the Tappan Zee Bridge. Make a right onto US 9, continue north to North Broadway and Bellwood Avenue.
Hours:
Daily 9 am - 4:30 pm. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Headless Horseman Bridge.

Headless Horseman Bridge

This is the bridge over the river on the cemetery grounds. A historical marker notes that it is not the original bridge, but it is probably the one that they bring you to on the evening tours.

[Kathy B., 12/20/2013]

The original bridge was probably worn to splinters by the thundering hooves of its most infamous equestrian.

Old Dutch Church.

Headless Horseman Bridge

Off Route 9 in Sleepy Hollow, you will come to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. If you follow the main road of the cemetery, you will ride parallel to a stream with a small rapids, and come to a small wooden bridge that townspeople know to be the Headless Horseman Bridge (some say it was on route 9). If you read the Headless Horseman, the path of Ichabod's chase goes down a grassy knoll, across the bridge, and when you make a left, the Old Dutch Church is still visible on the right. The Cemetery has the Van Tassel's graves, along with Washington Irving, the Rockefellers, an Old Dutch Graveyard, The Old Dutch Church, and a lot of other great spots.

There's an old monument with a woman sitting in a chair that Suburban Legends say wakes up and roams the cemetery at night.

[Liz Altman, 06/21/2003]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Headless Horseman SculptureHeadless Horseman Sculpture, Sleepy Hollow, NY - < 1 mi.
Headless Horseman MonumentHeadless Horseman Monument, Sleepy Hollow, NY - < 1 mi.
Babe Ruth's GraveBabe Ruth's Grave, Hawthorne, NY - 3 mi.
In the region:
Holdout House, New York, NY - 23 mi.

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