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Famous Families

Since Henry Hudson’s 1609 exploration, Westchester has been home to many famous and influential families. Even today, celebrities choose to make our county their home. Explore the houses, parks and historic sites that tell these quintessential American stories.


Kykuit – The Rockefeller Estate

Live life like a Rockefeller at their extraordinary landmark estate. Explore the six-story stone house, terraced sculpture gardens and spectacular scenery. Discover Picassos in the art galleries and horse drawn carriages in the Coach Barn. A variety of tours depart from Philipsburg Manor. 

381 N. Broadway | Sleepy Hollow, NY | T: (914) 631-9491



This 1838 Gothic Revival mansion designed by Alexander Jackson Davis sits on a 67 acre park high atop the Hudson River. Owned by railroad magnate Jay Gould after 1880, the mansion remains fully furnished and contains collections of 19th and 20th century decorative arts. 

635 South Broadway (Rte 9) | Tarrytown, NY | T: (914) 631-4481

Old Dutch Church

Old Dutch Church And Burying Ground

This sacred edifice and adjoining ground is considered the oldest functioning church and cemetery in New York, and was featured prominently in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” It was built by Frederick Philipse in 1685, who was buried there in 1702. Tour the cemetery every Sunday at 2pm. 

42 North Broadway (Rte. 9) | Tarrytown, NY | T: (914) 631-1123

Phillipsburg Manor

Phillipsburg Manor

Visit the 18th century milling, farming and trading complex owned by the noted Philipse family. Costumed interpreters lead you through a working gristmill, 300-year-old manor house and hands-on activities for a view of colonial life in the New World that you’ll never forget. 

381 N. Broadway | Sleepy Hollow, NY | T: (914) 631-3992



Visit the cozy “snuggery” of Washington Irving, beloved author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle.” Tour the charming house with a knowledgeable costumed guide, followed by a picnic overlooking the romantic landscape on the banks of the Hudson. 

West Sunnyside Lane | Tarrytown, NY | T: (914) 591-8763

Van Cortlandt Manor

Step into the shoes of the prominent Van Cordtlandt family after the American Revolution. You’ll find an outstanding collection of American decorative arts, beautiful heritage gardens, a lovely picnic area, a tenant farmer’s house and a rural tavern. Tours led by costumed guides. 

525 S. Riverside | Croton-on-Hudson, NY | T: (914) 271-8981

Where To Stay

Westchester County offers a wide variety of hotels. Whether you are newlyweds looking for a bit of romance, a family of four watching your budget, or a business traveller requiring a business center, we're sure one of our hotels will accommodate your needs.