Tarrytown

Tarrytown is a village in New York's Hudson Valley.

Understand

A view of the Tarrytown Reservoir from the Tarrytown Waterworks Dam.

Tarrytown shares a zip code and a school system with adjacent Sleepy Hollow, but the two villages are separate municipalities.

Tarrytown Marina. The Tappan-Zee Bridge, connecting Tarrytown with Nyack, is in the background

Get in

By plane

By car

By train

By boat

If arriving by private boat the following provide transient docking, and both have fuel docks. Though the street names differ, the two boat clubs are on the same road west of the railroad tracks.

By bus

Get around

Getting around Tarrytown depends on whether or not you are staying in local lodging and what you want to see. If arriving by train from New York City and planning on only a day trip within the central business district, you can easily get about on foot or by local taxi. NY Waterway tours have their own bus transportation between destinations. If you stay in local hotels or motels, your own vehicle or taxi service are something of a necessity. Broadway (aka Route 9) is the main north to south route through the village. It is divided into North Broadway and South Broadway by Main Street.

See

Front facade of Lyndhurst mansion

Do

Tarrytown Music Hall.

Annual events

The weekends prior to Halloween are filled with events that tie in to Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Round out the weekend with related festivities in adjacent Sleepy Hollow. To avoid disappointment, call in advance to confirm dates and times. Some events require reservations or advance tickets.

Buy

There are no "big box" stores within the village. In fact, except for CVS and Walgreens pharmacies, chain stores don't have a presence in the village. Instead, the central business district, encompassing Main Street and the adjacent portions of Broadway, offers numerous antique stores and boutiques, gift shops, a chocolate shop, delicatessens, and restaurants. If you max out the memory on your digital camera, the Walgreens near the train station sells flash memory and blank CDs.

Eat

First Baptist Church of Tarrytown

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Sweets

Drink

Alcohol

Coffee & Tea

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Stay safe

Dial 911 from any telephone for emergency police, medical, and fire services.

Go next

Once you exhaust the supply of antique stores in Tarrytown, there are plenty more in the village of Cold Spring, New York, about 40 miles north.

Routes through Tarrytown

Albany Nyack  N  S  Dobbs Ferry New York City
Parsippany Nyack  W  E  Elmsford White Plains
Albany Sleepy Hollow  N  S  Irvington New York City
Croton-on-Hudson Sleepy Hollow  N  S  Irvington New York City


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