Download GPX file for this article
41.069167-73.859722Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Tarrytown is a village in New York's Hudson Valley.


A view of the Tarrytown Reservoir from the Tarrytown Waterworks Dam.

Tarrytown shares a zip code and a school system with adjacent Sleepy Hollow, but the two villages are separate municipalities.

Tarrytown Marina. The Tappan-Zee Bridge, connecting Tarrytown with Nyack, is in the background

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • Westchester County Airport (HPN IATA also known as White Plains Airport). The closest airport, about 20 minutes drive. Rental cars are available.
  • Stewart International Airport (SWF IATA). Another alternative to the congestion of the 3 major airports, but at present offers few direct flights.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport: The three major international airports in the New York City area offer service to just about anywhere. Westchester-based taxi and livery cars offer regular service to and from the three internationals from most areas of the county. New York City yellow cabs will take to you Westchester in a pinch (they are required to by law), but the fares can be exorbitant and many cabbies don't know the way. Ride apps like Uber and Lyft are legal between NYC and Westchester in either direction and are generally cheaper and more reliable than taking a yellow cab. Ask if your hotel offers shuttle service.

By car[edit]

  • Tarrytown is easily accessible from the northeastern United States of America via interstate highways such as the New England and New Jersey Turnpikes (I-95) and the New York State Thruway system. The I-87 portion of the Thruway connecting Albany and New York City crosses the Hudson River at Tarrytown on the Tappan Zee bridge as does I287, which connects with I-95 to the east. The Saw Mill River Parkway, which runs along the village's eastern flank, connects with the Taconic State Parkway to the north (to Albany and the I-90 east-west portion of the Thruway system) and the Henry Hudson Parkway into New York City.

By train[edit]

  • Metro-North Railroad - Hudson line. Express service between Tarrytown station and New York City's Grand Central Terminal is about 35 minutes. Local service is available between other Metro-North commuter stations. Local taxis swarm the station at the approach of a train (if you are accustomed to New York City yellow cabs with their single fare restriction and meters, be aware that taxis in Tarrytown can take multiple passengers and charge flat rates by zone). On-board train fares are subject to a stiff surcharge, so buy your tickets at the station or at the vending machines located on the southbound (to New York) platform or between the northbound (from New York) platform and the station building.
  • Amtrak. Long distance connections are available in New York City's Penn Station and at Metro-North's Yonkers and Croton-Harmon stations. Amtrak connections available to VIA Rail Canada.

By boat[edit]

If arriving by private boat the following provide transient docking, and both have fuel docks. Though the street names differ, the two boat clubs are on the same road west of the railroad tracks.

By bus[edit]

  • Bee Line System. Westchester County's bus service provides access to White Plains and other locations in the county. Schedules and route maps are available on-line and at the Tarrytown train station.

Get around[edit]

Getting around Tarrytown depends on whether or not you are staying in local lodging and what you want to see. If arriving by train from New York City and planning on only a day trip within the central business district, you can easily get about on foot or by local taxi. NY Waterway tours have their own bus transportation between destinations. If you stay in local hotels or motels, your own vehicle or taxi service are something of a necessity. Broadway (aka Route 9) is the main north to south route through the village. It is divided into North Broadway and South Broadway by Main Street.


Front facade of Lyndhurst mansion
  • 1 Lyndhurst, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown (look for entrance sign on Route 9 about 1/2 mile south of the Tappan Zee Bridge), +1 914-631-4481. Mid-April through October, T-Su and holiday Mondays, 10AM-5PM. November through mid-April, Sa and Su only, 10AM-4PM. A Gothic-styled mansion, formerly home of railroad baron Jay Gould. Lyndhurst is now a property of the National Historic Trust. Lyndhurst is often decked out for holidays with themed events like a Victorian Halloween and Fairytale Christmas. The grounds are host to special events: antique, garden, craft (usually spring and fall), kennel club, and automobile shows. The Gothic exterior has been used in vampire movies like House of Dark Shadows, 1970. This National Historic Landmark has 67 acres of grounds and walking trails that are open to the public every day from dawn until dusk. House tours are available Spring through Fall. The schedule varies so see website for details. Mansion: adults $10, seniors $9, students 12-17 with adult $4, children under 12 with adult free. Grounds only: $4.. Lyndhurst (Q1878804) on Wikidata Lyndhurst (mansion) on Wikipedia
  • 2 Sunnyside, 3 W Sunnyside Lane, Irvington (located on West Sunnyside Lane, off Route 9, south of the village of Tarrytown), +1 914 631-8200. Admission by timed tours only. May 3-Nov 12, W-Su. Also open Memorial Day, July 3 and 4, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. Weekdays: 10:30AM, 11, 11:30, 12:30PM, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30. Weekends and holidays: Every half hour. First tour 10am, last tour 3:30PM. Additional tour at 4PM, May 27 through September 4.. Allow approximately one hour to visit.. Experience a guided tour of the home of Washington Irving, author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle. The site contains an "expansive landscape and gardens, with stunning Hudson River views" and "charming picnic spots". The grounds reflect Washington Irving's romantic view of art, nature, and history. He arranged garden paths, trees and shrubs, vistas, and water features to appear natural, and planted an exotic wisteria vine (still growing) to envelope the house. Irving's contemporaries extensively described and illustrated Sunnyside during his lifetime. Since Sunnyside and many of its furnishings remained in the family, so it is an authentic experience of mid-19th century life in America. adult $12, seniors 65+ $10, children 3-17 $6. Sunnyside (Q847862) on Wikidata Sunnyside (Tarrytown, New York) on Wikipedia
  • 3 Andre Captor’s Monument, N Broadway. Revolutionary War site. A monument marks the spot where 3 Americans captured British spy John André, exposing Benedict Arnold's treasonous plot to turn over West Point to the British. Also the spot in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" where Ichabod Crane first encounters the Headless Horseman.


  • Sleepy Hollow Chamber of Commerce, 1 Neperan Rd, Tarrytown, +1 914 631-1705. Discover activities and seasonal events in the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow area by checking at the visitor center, where they display posters of events in its storefront window, or by calling.
  • Follow Ichabod Crane's flight from the Headless Horseman. Fans of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" can follow the route of Ichabod Crane from the center of Tarrytown into the adjacent village of Sleepy Hollow. But don't expect to find the "Western Woods" or anything else from the 1999 movie Sleepy Hollow. Tim Burton's production is only loosely based on Irving's story, and was filmed largely in Hertfordshire, England.
  • Go walking or bicycling on the Old Croton Aqueduct trailway. The original water supply to New York City is now a walking trail that runs from Croton-on-Hudson in the north to Yonkers in the south. Notably, the trail passes through the Lyndhurst estate in the south end of Tarrytown, and very near Washington Irving's Sunnyside. Over the 180 years since it was built, portions have disappeared from the downtown areas of several river towns, including Tarrytown.
Tarrytown Music Hall.
  • Take in a show, +1 914 631-3390. At the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Nonprofit venue regularly hosts jazz concerts, classic movies, and cultural events. Show dates are posted outside the music hall's main entrance and on its web site.
  • Indulge in Art Walking along Main Street a few fantastic galleries have their doors open waiting for you to be inspired. Galleries like Tappan Z Gallery and Studio A Gallery are sure to catch your eye.
  • Waterfront concert at the village's Pierson Park. Events are usually posted in the window of the Chamber of Commerce, 1 Neperan Rd.
  • Third Friday. Happens on the third Friday of the month, 5PM-9PM. On that evening there are special events in the village, some restaurants offer bargains, there's usually music in the streets, and galleries and other businesses are open late. Participating businesses are on Main Street and the adjacent sections of Broadway.
  • Visit the farmers market. Fresh Hudson Valley produce, meats, and bread. Sometimes live music or demonstrations of traditional crafts. Saturdays, 8:30AM-2PM, rain or shine, beginning of June to the middle of November. Patriots Park, next to the Warner Library on Route 9 (Broadway).

Annual events[edit]

The weekends prior to Halloween are filled with events that tie in to Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Round out the weekend with related festivities in adjacent Sleepy Hollow. To avoid disappointment, call in advance to confirm dates and times. Some events require reservations or advance tickets.

  • Legend Weekend, +1 914 631-8200. At Sunnyside, West Sunnyside Lane. Family fun at the home of Washington Irving, author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip van Winkle". Puppet shows, games for children, 19th century magic shows, reading of stories by Irving. Daytime programs (10AM-4PM, last admission 3PM): adults $10, children 5-17 $6, children under 5 free.
  • Boo Fest, +1 914 631-4481. At Lyndhurst, 635 S Broadway. The gothic mansion hosts a family-oriented Victorian Halloween. On the grounds, find activities based on 19th century Halloween parties. The tour of the mansion itself is sprinkled with interactive characters from the past.
  • Scarecrow Making, Pumpkin Hunt and Rag-a-Muffin Parade. Patriots Park, N Broadway. Fun for younger children.
  • Annual Halloween Parade, Route 9 (North Broadway) from Patriots Park to Main Street.


There are no "big box" stores within the village. In fact, except for CVS and Walgreens pharmacies, chain stores don't have a presence in the village. Instead, the central business district, encompassing Main Street and the adjacent portions of Broadway, offers numerous antique stores and boutiques, gift shops, a chocolate shop, delicatessens, and restaurants. If you max out the memory on your digital camera, the Walgreens near the train station sells flash memory and blank CDs.


First Baptist Church of Tarrytown


  • Bella's Restaurant, 5 S Broadway, +1 914 332-0444. American diner, serving breakfast, and lunch. The staff are very hospitable. Prices are also very nice.
  • Taste of China, 17 Main St, +1 914 332-1625. Su-Th 11AM-11PM, F-Sa 11AM-midnight. Eat-in (limited seating) or take-out. Lunch specials start around $5, dinners start around $10. Offers vegetarian fare.
  • Main Street Pizza, 47 Main St, +1 914 631-3300.
  • Lefteris Gyro, 1 N Broadway, +1 914 524-9687. Inexpensive sandwiches and soups, Greek specialties. Small indoor seating area is supplemented by sidewalk seating in good weather. Open 7 days a week, 11AM-10PM.
  • Tarrytown Delicatessen, 350 S Broadway (Bridge Plaza, near Stop and Shop), +1 914 631-9622. Hot food, sandwiches. Excellent German potato salad.
  • Bagel Emporium, 350 S Broadway (Bridge Plaza, next to Stop and Shop), +1 914 333-0033. Sandwiches to go, fresh baked bagels.


  • Horsefeathers, 94 N Broadway, +1 914 631-6606. M-W 11:30AM-10PM, Th-Sa 11:30AM-11PM, Su 11:30AM-9PM; weekend brunch 11:30AM-4PM. Local gathering spot serves pub food as well as formal entrees. Sandwiches from $8, entrées from $22. Sidewalk dining in season. Lunch and dinner seven days.
  • TGI Friday's, 240 White Plains Rd, +1 914 332-0360. Chain restaurant/bar in an office park in the mostly residential south side of the village.
  • [formerly dead link] Striped Bass, 236 W Main St (near the rail station, on the west side of the tracks), +1 914 366-4455. At the Tarrytown Boat Club. Year round waterfront dining. Fresh seafood with, as you might guess from its name, an emphasis on the favorite local gamefish. Lunch daily 12PM-4PM, $9-$18. Dinner M-Sa, 4PM-10PM, Su 3PM-9PM. $18-$30.
  • Bibile, 14 Main St, +1 914 703-6550. Korean fusion.
  • Swagat,, 19 N Broadway, +1 914 332-5544. Indian eatery in the central business district ranges from vegetarian to chicken, lamb, and goat. Entrées $12 to $25. Bring your own wine or beer.
  • Mint Premium Foods, 19 Main Street, +1 914 703-6511. Deli and gourmet food store with a restaurant at the back serving lunch, brunch and dinner.
  • The Twisted Oak, 61 Main St, +1 914 332-1992. Farm-to-table bistro. Modern American with an Italian influence.
  • Little B's, 49 Main St, +1 914 631-2228. Premium burger joint offering a "build-your-own" experience. Excellent selection of craft beers, bottled and on tap.


  • [dead link] Equus, 400 Benedict Ave, +1 914 631-3646. Hilltop location with views of the Hudson Valley, and the food is outstanding. Breakfast 7AM-10:30AM, lunch 12PM-2PM, dinner 6PM-9PM (Sa 5:30PM-10PM), Su champagne brunch 11:30AM-2:30PM. High tea daily 2:30PM-5PM. Prix fixe four-course dinner $74, six-course dinner $100. Prix fixe lunch $38. Prix fixe three-course champagne brunch $54.


  • Main Street Sweets, 35 Main St, +1 914 332-5757. Su-Th 11:30AM-10PM, F-Sa 11:30AM-11PM. Dessert shop serves homemade ice cream, pies, cakes, cookies, plus a variety of coffees.



  • Horsefeathers, 94 N Broadway, +1 914 631-6606. Local gathering spot with a long list of bottled beer.
  • TGI Friday's, 240 White Plains Rd, +1 914 332-0960. Chain restaurant/bar located in an office park in the mostly residential south side of the village. Easily accessible from the trio of Marriott hotels on White Plains Rd.
  • Sunset Cove, 238 Green St, +1 914 366-7889. At the Washington Irving Boat Club, Waterfront restaurant and bar with superb views of the Tappan Zee bridge. Indoor restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Outdoor tiki bar (seasonal) is very popular with a usually young crowd. Lunch M-Sa, 11:30AM-3PM, $8-$13. Dinner daily, 5PM-11PM, $15-$32. Brunch Su 11:30AM-3PM.
  • Demeter's Tavern & Sportsbar, 51 Old White Plains Rd, +1 914 631-9679. Off the beaten path, but very near the trio of Marriott hotels on White Plains Rd. Pub food and sports channels — 12 big-screen TVs. Roast beef sandwiches are made with beef roasted on premise.

Coffee & Tea[edit]

  • Coffee Labs Roasters, 7 Main St, +1 914 332-1479. Canine-themed (and dog friendly) coffee house roasts its own beans.





  • Castle on the Hudson, 400 Benedict Ave, toll-free: +1-800-616-4487. If you have an ample wallet or a generous expense account the views are spectacular and the food at Equus, the restaurant on premises, is magnificent. Almost a destination in itself.
  • Westchester Marriott Tarrytown, 670 White Plains Rd, +1 914 631-2200. The Westchester Marriott Tarrytown is a modern hotel with premium guest amenities including two on-site restaurants, pool and high-tech meeting facilities. $160-$310.
  • Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center, 49 E Sunnyside Ln, toll-free: +1-800-553-8118. Centerpieces are two 19th Century mansions. Conference center rooms start at $249, rooms in King House mansion start at $319.

Stay safe[edit]

Dial 911 from any telephone for emergency police, medical, and fire services.

Go next[edit]

Once you exhaust the supply of antique stores in Tarrytown, there are plenty more in the village of Cold Spring, New York, about 40 miles north.

Routes through Tarrytown
AlbanyNyack  N I-87.svgNYS Thruway Sign.svg S  Dobbs FerryNew York City
ParsippanyNyack  W I-287.svg E  ElmsfordWhite Plains
AlbanySleepy Hollow  N US 9.svg S  IrvingtonNew York City
Croton-on-HudsonSleepy Hollow  N Metro-North Hudson icon.png S  IrvingtonNew York City

This city travel guide to Tarrytown has guide status. It has a variety of good, quality information including hotels, restaurants, attractions and travel details. Please contribute and help us make it a star!