Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse:
Sleepy Hollow, NY 25 May
Whenever I crossed over the Tappan Zee Bridge I would look with wonder at the little lighthouse and wonder about it. I finally got to visit during one of the few Sundays that the lighthouse is open to visitors. Access to the lighthouse is currently from Kingspoint Park. After parking at the parking lot there is a few minutes’ walk through the park to the lighthouse.
The Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse was built in 1883. 12 families occupied the five story structure throughout the 78 years in operation. The lighthouse was originally a half mile from shore, now the lighthouse is just a few feet away from shore. The lighthouse was in operation until 1961.
The Sleepy Hollow is different than other lighthouses I visited. The living quarters are inside the actual lighthouse. There is one big room at the entrance that was the living area. There is another floor in the middle that was used as sleeping quarters. And a third floor was used for additional sleeping space and a study.
The interior of the living quarters has been restored to look like it would’ve when the families lived there. There are also newspaper clippings and historical info hanging on the walls in the former bedroom.
Posted: May 25, 2018
Entrance to the lighthouse is through the park.
Kingsland Point Park
Sleepy Hollow, NY
For current opening dates call: 914-366-5109.
When the lighthouse is open hours are: 1:00 pm–3:00 pm, last tour begins at 2:30 pm
Children over 5: $1
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 50 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Monsey: 30 minutes