Blue Hill Stone Barns
Located in Pocantico Hills, NY, just a few minutes from Tarrytown, Stone Barns is a laboratory for learning and catalyzing a culture of informed, healthy eating. They offer farm tours where you can see animals and produce that are used in the Blue Hill farm to table restaurant. For casual fare, you can stop by the market on the property as well.
Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown
Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, its architectural brilliance is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. Its noteworthy occupants included: former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould.
Scenic Hudson Riverwalk
A perfect place to view Fall foliage, this waterfront park offers magnificent views stretching from the Manhattan skyline to the Tappan Zee Bridge. Its features include a 0.6-mile riverside esplanade, a series of grass terraces and lawns, and an "eco-corridor" filled with native plants. A segment of the planned 51-mile Westchester County RiverWalk, the park is adjacent to Tarrytown's Pierson Park.
Dia Beacon Art Museum
A one hour drive from Tarrytown, Dia Beacon is an art museum in the former Nabisco box printing factory. The museum presents Dia’s collection of art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions and public programs. Since its opening, Dia:Beacon has helped transform the city of Beacon into a vibrant arts destination for visitors from the region, New York City, and beyond. If you decide to visit Beacon, stay in this wonderful glass house AirBnB that Ben and I stayed in a few years back!
Tarrytown Music Hall
The Tarrytown Music Hall is located on West Main Street downtown. It is a brick structure in the Queen Anne architectural style erected in the late 19th century. In 1980 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the oldest theater in Westchester County still used as a theater, and considered one of the county's finest non-residential applications of the Queen Anne Style. In 1901 it was one of the first theaters to show the new form of entertainment called motion pictures. Dave Brubeck, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis are among the musicians who have performed there.
Visit Spooky Sleepy Hollow
Five minutes from Tarrytown, the village of Sleepy Hollow is known to many via "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", a short story about the local area and its infamous specter, the Headless Horseman, written by Washington Irving, who lived in Tarrytown and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Sleepy Hollow is considered by some to be one of the "most haunted places in the world". Perfect for an October visit!There’s something for everyone during Sleepy Holloween: haunted hayrides, Gothic mansions, blazing pumpkins, farmers markets, live music, street fairs, parades, and of course, the Headless Horseman. See the full calendar of events.
Kykuit (The Rockefeller Estate)
The Rockefeller Estate housed four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. The estate features gardens, artwork and sculptures from Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith, among many others. The underground art galleries with Governor Rockefeller's collection of Picasso tapestries, and the cavernous Coach Barn, with its collections of classic automobiles and horse-drawn carriages, are also part of the experience.