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Four of the finest historic homes in New York State are in Tarrytown. Four generations of Rockefellers lived in Kykuit, an art-filled Beaux Arts mansion with a commanding view of the Hudson River. Lyndhurst is a dark, Gothic Revival mansion that was home to Jay Gould, whose unethical business practices earned him the title "robber baron" in the 1800s. Philipsburg Manor was the farm and homestead of Dutch settlers who once owned more than 22 miles of Hudson Valley farmland. And Washington Irving, author of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow lived and wrote at Sunnyside. Irving is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, ...

Four of the finest historic homes in New York State are in Tarrytown. Four generations of Rockefellers lived in Kykuit, an art-filled Beaux Arts mansion with a commanding view of the Hudson River. Lyndhurst is a dark, Gothic Revival mansion that was home to Jay Gould, whose unethical business practices earned him the title "robber baron" in the 1800s. Philipsburg Manor was the farm and homestead of Dutch settlers who once owned more than 22 miles of Hudson Valley farmland. And Washington Irving, author of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow lived and wrote at Sunnyside. Irving is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, along with Andrew Carnegie and Walter Chrysler. Tarrytown is situated at one of the widest spots on the Hudson, and has been popular with commuters from New York City for more than 300 years.

Evelyn Kanter
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Evelyn Kanter is a contributor to Fodor's NYC and Fodor's Canada, editor of the Michelin Green Guide Switzerland, and author of Great Destinations: The Hudson Valley.

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  • Location: Tarrytown is a village in the town of Greenburgh, NY, in Westchester County. It is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, about 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan in New York City, and is served by a stop on the Metro-North Hudson Line.
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