How would you and your family like to spend a Halloween weekend at Philipsburg Manor where ghosts, goblins, and things that go bump in the night are the main attractions? Well, you can by booking a Legend Weekend at Phillipsburg Manor located in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
The ghost of Ichabod Crane comes alive again during this fun-filled and spooky weekend vacation. There are two weekend events. The first is October 17 and 18, and the second is scheduled for October 24 and 25.
There are activities galore at Phillipsburg Manor, including pumpkin carving, games, children’s activities, cooking, and corn shelling. There are tours available around the property as well as Sleepy Hollow. There is even a Ghosts’ dance held in honor of the occasion.
Phillipsburg Manor is the perfect venue for a Halloween sojourn. It is known as the perfect landscape for this type of spooky weekend because it is situated along the same route that Ichabod Crane took, according to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. In fact, there is a pond on the property that can be accessed by a bridge. But watch out, there have been tales of ghostly apparitions floating on the pond!
Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
For accommodations, check out the Tarrytown Courtyard by Marriott, which is only .71 miles from the Manor or the Doubletree Hotel Tarrytown, which is .30 miles from the Manor. Compare rates for these and more hotels and motels through Expedia or Priceline or your favorite online travel site.
In addition, you may also want to visit Kykuit, a former Rockefeller Estate that is now the home to a collection of modern sculptures, Chinese and European ceramics, fine furnishings and exquisite terraces and gardens.
Another must-see is Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Your family can obtain a map that shows where you can find some of the more famous landmarks. There is a sign near the entrance gate commemorating Ichabod Crane’s ride over the bridge to escape the headless horseman.
Look for the directions to Washington Irving’s grave, author of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Once you get to the Irving family plot, you can walk down into the Old Dutch Church Cemetery, which is the oldest part of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
For a fun-filled, exciting, and adventurous Halloween, make reservations early as possible. This is sure to be one spooky and memorable weekend.