Since 1697

Infants are baptized at Old Dutch today, just as they have been for well over 300 years.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving made the Burying Ground the haunt of the Headless Horseman in his well-known story.

The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow: Legends & Lore of the Oldest Church in New York

Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow: Legends & Lore of the Oldest Church in New YorkThis entertaining book brings you the stories behind the historic Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., made famous around the world by Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."  Discover the haunt of the Headless Horseman, and read the true tales of the church, the oldest in New York, and its members. More than 150 color photos, artworks and maps illustrate the text. Among the highlights: Frederick Philipse, the richest man in New York, who built the church in 1685 but wasn't altogether saintly; the superstitious Dutch colonists who inspired a young Washington Irving; local Revolutionary War heroes buried in the churchyard, including the "hero with the goose gun; the real Catrina Van Tassel and others behind the "Legend" characters; the remarkable pastors who graced the pedestal pulpit; General George Washington's visit during the Revolution; the folk-art headstones in the old Burying Ground; and the church's colonial treasures.

137 pages. Soft cover. 8.5x11. Price: $25 softcover, or $45 hardcover. Price includes shipping/handling.

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Kent Tritle Plays the Noack Tracker Organ at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Kent Tritle Plays the Noack Tracker Organ at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

This CD features a concert by organ virtuoso and choral conductor Kent Tritle on the magnificent Noack tracker pipe organ at the Old Dutch Church. The CD features compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, who was born the same year the church was constructed (1685), and three other composers who influenced  Bach's Baroque style. Click here to read the New York Times review of Mr. Tritle's concert at St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City. 

 

 

Celebrate the Season With Us!



Special Advent Music Sunday, Dec. 10

"An Advent Musical Offering" will be featured during our regular 10:30 worship hour on Dec. 10 at the Town Clock Church. Our Chancel Choir will be joined by some special guest singers and instrumentalists, offering a selection of beautiful choir music and hymns to complement this special season. Come worship with us. All are welcome!

More special events yet to come this month include:

Dec. 12  Christmas Dinner, 6:30 p.m. at Ammerman Hall. Tickets at the church office.
Dec. 13 "O Holy Night," 7:30 p.m. at Old Dutch Church. Tickets at www.sleepyhollow.brownpapertickets.com
Dec. 17  Children's Christmas Pageant, 10:30 a.m., Town Clock Church
Dec. 24  Worship services: 5:30 (families with small children), 7, 9 & 11 p.m., all at the Old Dutch Church

"Getting Our Dutch On" at the Tarrytown Halloween Parade

Weekends with Deb at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Honoring 332 Years

Old Dutch Church book coverIn 1685, when it was built in the wilderness north of New York City, the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow brought comfort and community to isolated pioneer families. Succeeding generations treasured the old church, the only house of worship in a wide area until 1837, when members of Old Dutch built a larger church nearby then another a few years later. Yet somehow they didn't abandon the old church, which continues to this day to host the congregation every summer for worship services. What was it about the church on the Pocantico River, made famous by Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow? Read about its rich history and colorful characters in The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow: Legends and Lore of the Oldest Church in New York. It is available from the church office at (914) 631-4497, or order it online here.

Christmas Eve at the Old Dutch Church