Irvington was an agricultural community from the late 1700s to the early 20th century. It then became a weekend getaway for New York City moguls and wealthy businessmen such as railroad developer Jay Gould.
The New York Times once wrote that “Irvington is the kind of village that, when you sneeze, 50 people will say, ‘Bless You.’” This may not be far from the truth.
Scenic Irvington is unpretentious with no supermarkets or shopping centers. Main Street and Broadway are home to a handful of small shops, delis and restaurants. The town has some excellent restaurants in a converted factory complex on the Hudson River across from the railroad tracks, as well as several good restaurants. There’s a nice assortment of gift, craft, antique and other boutiques. A scenic state park south of this complex provides stunning views to the north, south and west.
- Washington Irving’s Sunnyside Home
- The Lyndhurst Estate
- Irvington Town Hall Theater
- Tiffany Reading Room
Walks and Bike Rides
- Irvington-on-Hudson, NY – Washington Irving's Sunnyside Home
- Irvington to Dobbs Ferry and Hastings-on-Hudson – A Walk Along the Aqueduct
- Historic Rivertowns Circuit
Other sites to visit