Events and Experiences Fall + Winter 2013

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Fall + Winter 2013
visitor's guide
Events and
Halloween happenings
in sleepy hollow country
The Great Jack
O’Lantern Blaze
Horseman’s Hollow
Irving’s ‘Legend’
Dickens’s ‘Christmas Carol’ p.6A
dont miss this special live performance....
September - december 2013
Historic Hudson Valley’s all-ages,
family friendly special events
draw tens of thousands of visitors
each year. There is something
here for everyone!
‘Best haunted house ever’
‘What an amazing experience…
so much fun and scare value’
The Legend Behind the 'Legend' pg 2A
Horseman's Hollow pg 3A
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
pg 4-5A
Dickens's 'Christmas Carol' pg 6A
—Facebook posts from Horseman’s Hollow visitors
Saturdays and Sundays: 5, 6:15, + 7:30pm
Irving’s ‘Legend’at Old Dutch Church
Spellbinding for ages 10+ Accompanied by musician Jim Keyes, master storyteller Jonathan
Kruk — showcased on CBS Sunday Morning last year — offers a dramatic, spellbinding performance of
Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Advance tickets
A Holiday Open House pg 6A
‘Makes me proud to live in Sleepy Hollow!’
October 5-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 + November 1-2
Fridays: 6:15, 7:30, + 8:45pm
Irving's 'Legend' pg 2A
are required
Adults, $16; Children under 18, $12
Members: $5 discount per ticket
Oct 5-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 + Nov 1-2
Many events SELL OUT
and have limited capacity.
Book online in advance.
First admission at 7pm, last admission at 9:30pm (9pm Sundays)
or by phone at 914.366.6900
Taking the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its
darkest extremes, Horseman’s Hollow returns for a
fourth year of highly entertaining haunted mayhem,
now expanded by popular demand to 13 evenings.
Horseman’s Hollow
at Philipsburg Manor | Sleepy Hollow, NY
$2 per ticket surcharge by phone
Map + Directions · see centerfold
Membership · Membership in Historic Hudson Valley
is the best and most economical way to see everything
we have to offer. see pg 7A for more info
Parking · Always FREE, safe, and secure
October Wednesdays-Sundays plus Columbus Day Monday
Timed tours beginning at 10:30am. Check online for daily schedule.
Historic Sites
- tu r n this g uide o v e r For information on our historic sites and daily
timed tours on non-special-event days.
The Legend Behind the ‘Legend’
at Washington Irving's Sunnyside
Ideal for all ages A daytime visit here is the perfect prelude to an evening at Blaze,
Horseman’s Hollow, or Irving’s ‘Legend.’ Irving’s fascinating home – a colorful blend of architectural
styles – will showcase numerous objects related to Irving’s famous story and other tales. Visitors
on Saturday and Sunday can enjoy a shadow puppet performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and
experience one of Irving's spooky tales on a walk through the woods.
Tickets: $12; $10 for seniors; $6 for children 3-17. Free for members and children under 3.
Philipsburg Manor transforms into a terrifying landscape ruled by the undead, the evil, and the
insane. Visitors begin walking a haunted trail, stumbling upon scary scenes of a town driven
mad by the Headless Horseman. The Hollow’s unfortunate inhabitants are all too ready to keep
visitors from ever leaving. Creatures, human and otherwise, lurk in the shadows, ready to terrify
the unsuspecting while incredible special effects disorient and unsettle. Elaborate costumes
and the work of award-winning feature-film makeup artists make it all too real. Those who
survive the trail must still negotiate a twisted maze of horrors too terrible to describe, only to
end up in the lair of the Horseman. Heads will definitely roll…maybe even your own! This is
Sleepy Hollow’s premier haunted attraction, right in the heart of the village. Not suitable for
small children or the faint of heart. Enter at your own risk!
Advance tickets
are required
Tickets $20 (Saturdays $25)
Members: $5 discount per ticket
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SPECIAL EVENTS fall/winter 2013
spooky and spectacular for ages
Fantastic Fun
for all ages
SPECIAL EVENTS Fall/Winter 2013
SPECIAL EVENTS fall/winter 2013
Oct 5-6, 11-14, 17-20, 24-31 + Nov 1-3, 8-11
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
at Van Cortlandt Manor | Croton-on-Hudson, NY
The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying Halloween
event returns for a whopping 25 nights in 2013!
Admission times vary by evening
See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o' lanterns in this elaborate walkthrough experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a
breathtaking display—all made of jack o' lanterns!
Adults, $16 (Sat $20)
Children 3-17, $12 (Sat $16)
Stroll through the Tunnel O' Pumpkin Love and witness the incredible sight of gourd-filled Jack-inthe-Boxes springing up and bouncing around. See slithering ground snakes, a giant spider web, and
go gaga over a collection of shrunken Little Monsters. Gaze in amazement at a towering pumpkin
bonfire and a working doomsday grandfather clock.
A giant sea serpent adds some hiss to the Undersea Aquarium while comical, squash-eating Venus
pumpkin traps sprout in the garden. New additions this year to Blaze's perennially popular Jurassic
Park include a pterodactyl and a brontosaurus.
Come gawk at more jack o'lanterns than ever before. PLUS, making its debut at this year's Blaze and
featuring more than 20 new works from professional artists, the Museum of Pumpkin Art will be the
first ever exhibition space devoted to sculptural works inspired by (but not made from) pumpkins.
Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year's sold-out Blaze. Complete with sound effects,
elaborate synchronized lighting and the second volume of a brand-new all-original soundtrack
by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area's most innovative
Halloween happening.
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More than 1,000 volunteers help scoop, carve, and light the pumpkins at Blaze®. All proceeds from these events support the programs of Historic Hudson Valley,
a non-profit educational organization. The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze and Blaze are registered trademarks of Historic Hudson Valley. All rights reserved.
Advance tickets
are required
FREE for members
and children under 3
Parking is always
‘Best event of the year!’ ‘Absolutely amazing!’
‘This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen!’
‘The greatest Halloween treat, ever!’
‘There are no words…’
— from Facebook posts and TripAdvisor reviews
Members come
FREE to Blaze!
Join's the best VALUE
in Sleepy Hollow Country!
See the full list of member benefits online
or call 914.366.6900.
Founding Sponsor
Media Sponsor
A second volume of NEW music from, about,
and inspired by The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze®
by recording artist and Halloween fanatic Richard Christy
Download a free sample at
Available on CD, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and more…
November 29-30 and
December 7, 14, 21, 22
Like what you see?
SPECIAL EVENTS fall/winter 2013
Performances at 3:30, 4:45, and 6pm each evening
Delightful for ages 10+
‘Christmas Carol’
at Old Dutch Church | Sleepy Hollow, NY
Come experience the tale of
Ebenezer Scrooge like you
never have before!
Nestle in to the cozy confines of the Old Dutch Church and
let master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical
accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of this Charles
Dickens classic. Afterwards, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate,
cider, and cookies at Philipsburg Manor. Browse our museum
shop and discover creative gifts for everyone on your list.
Advance tickets
are required
Adults, $16 (Dec 7, 14, 21 - $20*)
Children 3-17, $12 (Dec 7, 14, 21 - $16*)
Members: $5 discount per ticket
*Includes admission to 'A Holiday Open House' (see below)
and save!
Basic Membership Benefits
Special Events
Free Admission to: The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, Lightscapes (coming
in 2014), Sheep-to-Shawl, Pinkster, Animals & Acrobats, CORNucopia, From a
Child’s Perspective, A Holiday Open House at Philipsburg Manor
Discount Admission to: A Night on Fire, Horseman's Hollow, Pirates of
the Hudson, Irving's 'Legend,' Dickens's 'Christmas Carol'
Our Historic Sites
Free general admission for timed tours of: Washington Irving’s
Sunnyside, Philipsburg Manor, Van Cortlandt Manor, Montgomery Place, and
Union Church of Pocantico Hills
$10 discount on admission to: Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate, a National
Trust historic site
Guest passes for family and friends for timed tours
Discounts and More
10% discount at museum shops
Visitor’s Guide and Supporters’ Sketchbook mailings
Membership Levels
Individual $60 - Basic Membership benefits for one adult
+ 4 guest passes
Dec. 7, 14, 21 4 to 8pm · Philipsburg Manor
A Holiday Open House
In the heart of Sleepy Hollow, Phillipsburg Manor is the magical, waterfront setting for this cozy,
casual celebration of the season. Join us on a crisp winter’s eve to experience the beauty and
serenity of an 18th-century historic site lit by candle lanterns and bonfires. Take part in hands-on,
winter-themed crafts, listen to live fiddle music, and toast the evening with complimentary sweets
and hot beverages. Browse for unique Hudson Valley-themed gifts for everyone on your list.
Tickets: $12; $10 for seniors; $6 for children 3-17. Free for members and children under 3.
Premier Membership
Your key to exclusive access to Halloween in Sleepy Hollow Country!
Join (or upgrade) today and enjoy:
• 8 Blaze VIP passes (3 adults & 5 children) that can be used without reservations, on any
day, at any time, even when general admission tickets are sold out
• 8 Horseman’s Hollow VIP passes (3 adults & 5 children)
• Free admission to The Legend Behind the 'Legend' (NEW!) at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
• Exclusive pumpkin-carving workshop with the Blaze creative director
October 5
5 to 7:30pm · Montgomery Place
Fall Party fund-raiser
The community will have an opportunity to gather at Montgomery Place in support
of its preservation and programs at this “Fall Party" fund-raiser. This is a ticketed
special event featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music.
Call 845.758.1036 ext 11 to request an invitation.
• Free or discounted admission to 10 other festivals and events
• And more!
Premier membership quickly pays for itself. Join and start $aving!
Join Today at
For more information: [email protected] -or- tel 914.366.6975
Senior $50 - Basic Membership benefits for one senior age 65 and over + 4 guest passes
Dual $100 - Basic Membership benefits for two adults
+ 4 guest passes
Family $160 - Basic Membership benefits for two adults and three
children living in their household under age 18
+ 8 guest passes
Family Plus $220 - Basic membership benefits for three adults and
five children living in their household under age 18
+ 10 guest passes
Premier $400 - All the benefits of Family Plus members
+ 8 free tickets to Horseman's Hollow + No reservations required for T he
Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze & Horseman's Hollow + EXCLUSIVE pumpkin-carving
workshop with Blaze creative director(see left)
Premier Plus $750 - All the benefits of Premier members
+ 8 free tickets to Pirates of the Hudson
+ No reservations required for Pirates of the Hudson
+ 8 free tickets to Irving's 'Legend'
Exclusive access for top donors, including Blaze VIP Night and Pocantico Bar-B-Que.
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Our historic destinations and 2013 special events
in Sleepy Hollow Country & the Great Estates Region
Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Tours leave from Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor
GPS Directions > 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Rip Van Winkle
Cedar Grove
Philipsburg Manor
Bard College
Performing Arts
GPS Directions > 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Special Events
Oct-Nov Nights: Horseman’s Hollow · see pg 3A
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
GPS Directions > 3 W Sunnyside Lane, Irvington, NY
Special Events
Hyde Park
OCT: The Legend Behind the ‘Legend’· see pg 2A
Van Cortlandt Manor
Locust Grove
GPS Directions > 525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Tarrytown is 45 miles south
Special Events
Oct-Nov Nights: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze® · see pg 4A-5A
Storm King
Art Center
Union Church of Pocantico Hills
GPS Directions > 555 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown, NY
West Point
Montgomery Place
GPS Directions > 55 Gardener Way, Red Hook, NY
Boscobel Restoration
Special Events
Oct 5: Fall Party fund-raiser · see pg 6A
Dia: Beacon
Library + Headquarters
GPS Directions > 639 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills, NY
Hudson River
By Car: Easily reached from the NYC metro area via the CrossWestchester Expressway (I-287), the NYS Thruway (I-87), and the Saw Mill
and Taconic Parkways.
3 Detailed directions online or call 914.631.8200.
By Train: Metro-North’s Irvington, Tarrytown, and Croton-Harmon
stops are short cab rides away from our sites. Call 212.532.4900.
Old Dutch Church
Built in 1685 by the lord of Philipsburg Manor, the Old Dutch
Church is the oldest church in New York State. Weekend
tours are available June-October, 12-4pm, either by guide
or iPad ($10 rental). Combine your visit with a trip to
Philipsburg Manor, right across the street.
Special Events
Oct-Nov Nights: Irving’s ‘Legend’ · see pg 2A
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
You can visit Washington Irving’s grave in the peaceful
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, just a few miles north of
Sunnyside in the Village of Sleepy Hollow. Complete details
are online. Guided tours of the cemetery, located across
the street from Philipsburg Manor, are available for a fee.
Self-guided visits by car or on foot are free.
Nov-Dec Nights: Dickens’s ‘Christmas Carol’· see pg 6A
Established by David Rockefeller as a
memorial to his wife, Peggy, Stone Barns
Center promotes sustainable, communitybased food production. The site is the
home of the celebrated restaurant, Blue
Hill at Stone Barns.
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Stone Barns Center
A historic site of the National Trust, Lyndhurst is a
preeminent architectural landmark and a masterwork
of the celebrated architect A.J. Davis. Lyndhurst is
conveniently located a short distance from Sunnyside.
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Our Nearby Partners
See page 3 for a package that includes tickets to Kykuit and train fare.
Wedding + Corporate event rentals
Corporate Partners
Historic Hudson Valley extends
special thanks to the following
Corporate Partners for their
generous support:
Montgomery Place Historic Estate, River Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Historic Hudson Valley’s Library, 639 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY
New AND Historic Options
Historic Hudson Valley’s Library and research center, tucked into the bucolic pastures of Pocantico Hills,
is an ideal spot for your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, holiday party, or corporate event. Combining all
the charm of stately, historically inspired interiors with state-of-the-art technology, the structure has multiple
options for small and large events. Adjacent to the Rockefeller State Park Preserve and across the way from
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, the new building is removed from the hustle but conveniently
accessible, just minutes from the village centers of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, and Metro-North train stations.
Montgomery Place Historic Estate provides a one-of-a-kind, stylish backdrop with sensational views of the
Hudson River for weddings, photography sessions, barbecues, corporate events, or other entertaining. Shady and
expansive lawns, colorful gardens, and picturesque porches make a perfect setting for ceremonies, cocktails,
and formal dinners. Tours of the historic house can make an event especially memorable for guests.
For more information, please call 914.631.8200
This group provides crucial support for Historic Hudson Valley’s preservation, education, and curatorial
programs. By joining, companies align themselves with a prominent network of corporations that share
a commitment to the historical, cultural, environmental, and economic vitality of the Hudson Valley.
Depending on the level of membership, a valuable package of
business development benefits includes:
• Recognition in print materials and on the Historic Hudson Valley website
• Special event sponsorship
• Networking opportunities with Historic Hudson Valley constituents
• Recreational and educational offerings for staff and clients
• Entertaining privileges at Historic Hudson Valley properties
Partner Spotlight
Travelers in the Hudson Valley seeking luxury accommodations
in a downtown setting need look no further than Hospitality
Partner, The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester in White Plains. Modern
and sophisticated, yet warm and inviting, the hotel combines
all of the comforts of home with top-tier amenities just a
stone’s throw (about a 15-minute drive) from Historic Hudson
Valley’s Westchester sites.
Historic Hudson Valley
A network of historic sites in Sleepy Hollow
Country & the Great Estates Region
639 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591
tel 914.631.8200 [email protected]
Historic Hudson Valley is a not-for-profit educational organization supported by generous
contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze and Blaze are registered trademarks of Historic Hudson
Valley. All rights reserved.
Programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew
Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Major support has been provided by the National Endowment for
the Humanities for the reinterpretation of Philipsburg Manor and Montgomery Place. Programs are made
possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government.
Historic Hudson Valley and the National Trust are fully committed to the spirit of the Americans
with Disabilities Act. For information on accessibility at each site or event, call: 914.631.8200
This paper is made with recycled fiber and chlorine-free pulp, using timber from managed forests
certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council. We use vegetable-based inks.
Visitor’s Guide designed by Oviatt Media. Special Events cover photo: Bryan Haeffele Historic Sites cover photo: Bryan Haeffele
The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester partners with Historic Hudson Valley on several exclusive
packages including Hudson Valley Halloween, featuring special, any-time access to The Great
Jack O’Lantern Blaze, as well as Hudson Valley Summer, which includes visits to Kykuit and
Philipsburg Manor. “The Hudson Valley is so incredibly rich in history, culture, and natural
beauty,” says Jeff Dziak, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester. “Historic Hudson
Valley’s sites and festivals attract guests from near and far. A tour of Kykuit or a night at the
Blaze is a terrific way to experience the magic of this region.”
Benjamin Moore & Co.
BNY Mellon
Castle Hotel & Spa
Con Edison
Corporate Consulting Services, Ltd
Crown Products
Diversified Insurance Industries, Inc.
Divney Tung Schwalbe, LLP
Kingdon Capital Management, LLC
Party Line Tent Rentals
Peter Pratt’s Inn/Tagine/Umami Café
Propark America
The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
Robison Oil
Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center
Wells Fargo Foundation
White Plains Bus Company
The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester pastry chefs have brought a little bit of Hudson Valley history
right to the hotel’s lobby, constructing large-scale gingerbread replicas of both Sunnyside
and Kykuit that delighted hotel guests the past two holiday seasons. Last December, the
240-pound Kykuit house, which took 150 person hours to design and construct, boasted 13
types of candy and handmade elements modeled after those on the mansion.
Historic Hudson Valley is proud to count The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester as a Hospitality
Partner and collaborator in providing extraordinary experiences to Hudson Valley visitors.
To participate in the Corporate Partners Program, contact:
Peter S. Pockriss, Director of Development, at 914.366.6955
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
Van Cortlandt Manor
Tarrytown, NY
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
America’s ‘Founding Father of Literature’ created a
romantic, picturesque estate nestled along the Hudson
riverbank. The enchanted landscape of Washington
Irving’s much-loved Sunnyside has been charming guests
for generations. Visitors today hear about Washington
Irving’s storied past and how he came to be America’s first
internationally famous author. His characters, from the
Headless Horseman to Rip Van Winkle, are global icons,
and Irving’s legacy lives on at his whimsical estate.
Explore the stone manor house and brick ferry house, wander through
the heritage gardens, and stroll down a quiet country road along the
Croton River. There, you’ll experience the domestic life of a patriot
family living in the years just after the American Revolution—the New
Nation period. With its extraordinary collection of colonial and federal
furnishings, the manor house illustrates the opulence enjoyed by the
Van Cortlandts. In contrast, the tenant house brings alive the strenuous
challenges of living in post-Revolutionary America.
May 4 to November 11
Open for school programs and to groups by reservation only.
HISTORIC SITES Fall/Winter 2013
November 18 to December 31
Also open holiday Mondays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day
Admission by Timed Tours
10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm (Also 3:30 on Saturdays & Sundays)
Note: Please allow approximately one hour for your site experience.
Tickets: $12; $10 for seniors; $6 for children 3-17.
Free for members and children under 3.
In October, visitors will experience a special tour: The Legend Behind the ‘Legend.'
Please see page 2A for more information.
Montgomery Place
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
The scenic views, majestic old trees, and formal gardens of Montgomery
Place make it an ideal, tranquil spot for enjoying nature and landscape.
This serene site boasts a nationally significant landscape influenced by
the great Andrew Jackson Downing and an architectural landmark house
updated by Alexander Jackson Davis. The estate, home to a branch of
the Livingston family for two centuries, includes elaborate gardens and
a walking trail to a waterfall. Seasonal mansion tours showcase Davis’s
masterful work. You can also enjoy fresh produce from the popular
Montgomery Place Orchards Farm Stand.
Sleepy Hollow, NY
Wander through a woodland path and enter the year 1750, when
Philipsburg Manor was a thriving milling and trading complex that
was home to 23 enslaved individuals of African descent. Step into the
working gristmill and learn about the work of Caesar, the enslaved
African miller. Tour the manor house, where period artifacts and
touchable reproductions bring to life the stories of the Philipse family
and the enslaved community. Visit the activity center and explore the
daily life and labor of the Manor’s diverse inhabitants. Hear the Manor’s
history from the perspective of those who lived and toiled there.
Expanded public programs at Montgomery Place are underwritten in part by John S. Dyson and Richard H.
Jenrette, whose multi-year gifts are intended to stimulate sustaining support from the community. Also
over multiple years, Valerie Jacob is helping fund the stewardship and care of the land and buildings at
Montgomery Place. Programs in 2013 are also supported by J. Dennis Delafield and Lucy R. Waletsky.
Grounds: January to December
May 4 to November 11
DAILY : 9am to 4pm | Grounds admission is free.
House Tours: May 4 to October 27
Also open holiday Mondays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day
Closed Oct. 2-4. No timed tours on event dates.
Admission by Timed Tours
10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm
Note: Please allow approximately 75 minutes for your site experience.
Tickets: $12; $10 for seniors; $6 for children 3-17.
Free for members and children under 3.
Explore Montogmery Place
on your mobile device!
"American Arcadia" illuminates the people,
objects, and landscape of Montogmery Place.
Scan this QR code to download, or visit
iTunes or our website.
Admission by Timed Tours
10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm
Tickets: $10 Free for members and children under 3.
Rated #1 attraction in Sleepy Hollow
September - DECEMBER 2013
Westchester County
Historic Hudson Valley’s Westchester
properties are conveniently located
within a short distance of one another,
making it easy to visit more than one in
a day. Visit them all!
Union Church of Pocantico Hills pg 2B
Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate pg 3B
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside pg 4B
Philipsburg Manor pg 4B
Van Cortlandt Manor pg 5B
Map + Directions · see centerfold
Timed Tours and Tickets · Access to
the sites is by timed tours (except Union Church).
Tickets are available for advance purchase online
or at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
Capacity is limited and tours do sell out, especially
at peak times, so purchase early.
Group Tours · Available by reservation
Call 914.631.8200
Montgomery Place pg 5B
Map + Directions · see centerfold
Timed Tours and Tickets · Access to the
mansion is by timed tours. Free grounds access is
available all day. Tickets are available at the door on a
first-come, first-served basis. Not available online.
Group Tours · Available by reservation
Call 914.631.8200
Pocantico Hills, NY
Stained-glass windows by European masters, commissioned by
the Rockefeller family, adorn this unassuming country church.
Henri Matisse’s last work, the Rose Window, and nine windows by
Marc Chagall create a dramatic combination of light and color,
art and spirituality. Step inside and be inspired.
April 1 to December 31
Dutchess County
Union Church of
Pocantico Hills
Special Events
- tu r n this g uide o v e r For information on special events at our sites
'Matisse and
Chagall in
Explore on your own with our
smartphone and tablet app.
Scan this QR code to download,
or visit iTunes or our website.
Experience remarkable architecture,
gardens, art, and scenery
This hilltop paradise was home to four generations of
the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil and, in his
day, the richest man in America. Your guide will share
many stories that highlight the lives of Rockefeller
family members and their contributions to philanthropy,
conservation, business, government, and the arts.
Weekdays (Closed Tuesday): 11am to 5pm*
S aturdays: 10am to 5pm* S undays: 2 to 5pm*
Explore & Experience
Subject to congregation activities; check website before visiting.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
• The stunning six-story stone house
*Until 4pm November 12to December 31
Tickets: $7 Free for members and children under 3.
Pocantico Society
Enjoy exceptional experiences
designed for leading donors.
E xc l us i ve E ve n ts
Visit spectacular private homes and estates, see extraordinary personal
art collections, hear talks by prominent authors and historians, and
take insider tours of cultural institutions. Accompanying dinners and
receptions offer the opportunity to mingle with fellow members who
share a commitment to Historic Hudson Valley’s work.
To learn more, call 914.366.6955
• Spectacular Hudson River views
• Expansive garden terraces, ornaments, and many fountains
• Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller’s 20th-century art and sculpture
collection featuring works by Calder, Picasso, Moore,
Warhol, and many others
• The cavernous Coach Barn, filled with classic autos, horsedrawn vehicles, and bits, bridles, and saddles
the Rockefeller Estate
Sleepy Hollow, NY
May 4 to September 30 + November 1-11
Also open holiday Mondays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day
October 1-31 DAILY (Closed Tuesday)
Admission by Timed Tours
All tours of Kykuit begin at the Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor; Open at 9am
Classic Tour 2 1/4 hours - Daily (multiple times per day)
Most popular choice - Great for first-time visitors. Your visit will include the main
floor of the house, art galleries, Inner Garden, golf room, and Coach Barn.
Timesaver Tour 1 1/2 hours - Daily at 12:50pm + 3:50pm
pressed for time? - This tour includes the main floor of the house, Inner Garden, and West
Terrace, but omits the art galleries and Coach Barn. Perfect for those with busy schedules.
Grand Tour
3 hours - Daily at 9:45am + 1:45pm (+ 3pm on Saturday and Sunday)
MOST COMPREHENSIVE - Includes everything in the Classic Tour PLUS extra time in the
gardens and art galleries, as well as a visit to the second floor with its east-west views through the
sitting rooms.
Selected Highlights Tour 2 1/4 hours - Daily at 11am + 1:15pm
Perfect for garden lovers - For visitors who are most interested in seeing the main floor of
the house and spending extra time in the extensive gardens. This tour omits the Coach Barn and art galleries.
Save money! Purchase online for a guaranteed
reservation. Gift certificates are also available.
Tickets: $23-40 (Members: $15-30)
Online or by phone at 914.366.6900 $4 per ticket surcharge on phone orders.
Visiting from NYC?
Metro-North Railroad offers an
exclusive package that includes
discounted admission and rail fare.
212.532.4900 -or-
Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate, a National Trust historic site, is
operated by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as a center for its
philanthropic program. Historic Hudson Valley, a network of
historic sites in the Hudson River Valley, conducts a visitation
program of the house, Coach Barn, and gardens at Kykuit.
Visiting the
Historic Sites
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visitor's guide
Experience the sites of
Historic Hudson Valley
in the heart of Rockefeller Country
Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Philipsburg Manor
Union Church of Pocantico Hills
Van Cortlandt Manor
A majestic paradise with sweeping river views
A legacy of enslavement in the colonial North
A repository of awe-inspiring art by Matisse & Chagall
An authentic jewel of the Revolutionary period
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
Montgomery Place
A charming, romantic Hudson River landscape
An extraordinary Hudson Valley estate