America's "Founding Father of Literature" created a romantic, picturesque estate nestled along the Hudson riverbank. 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. Open May-Nov. Check website for specific house and special events.