The Headless Horseman: It’s Alive….

Hoping to leverage the success of the wildly popular Great Jack o’ Lantern Blaze (see our 2007 article,  4000 Things to do with a Pumpkin ) in Sleepy Hollow, Historic Hudson Valley










has added a new Halloween-inspired attraction this Fall, Horseman’s Hollow. Inspired by Washington Irving’s classic ghost story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Horseman’s Hollow is, according to  Historic Hudson Valley’s Rob Schweitzer, "Stocked with professional actors and state-of-the-art special effects. Horseman’s Hollow has a very high fear factor and is not for the faint of heart."

The attraction will run for two more weekends at Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway (Route 9) in Sleepy Hollow.(ticket information is below.)

According to the show program,

"Historic Philipsburg Manor will transform into a terrifying landscape ruled by vampires, witches, undead soldiers, ghouls, and ghosts, all serving the Headless Horseman himself. Historic Hudson Valley is working with haunted house professional Lance Hallowell to create an immersive, interactive, pleasantly terrifying experience stocked with professional actors and state-of-the-art special effects. Visitors begin walking a haunted trail, stumbling upon scary scenes of a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman. The Hollow’s unfortunate inhabitants are all too ready to keep visitors from ever leaving"

This Fall, Horsemen’s Hollow joins another new experience, ‘Legend,’ and two that are returning, the Blaze and Legend Celebrations.



Ticket and date information

For Blaze, Horseman’s Hollow, and Jonathan Kruk’s ‘Legend,’ all admissions are by timed ticket, which must be purchased in advance.

Blaze dates are Oct. 2-3, 8-11, 15-17, 21-24, 28-31, and Nov. 5-7. The first reservation is 7 p.m. on Oct. 2-3 and 8-11, and 6:30 p.m. for the other dates. Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for children 5-17, free for children under 5.

            Horseman’s Hollow dates are Oct. 15-16, 22-24, and 28-30, with the first reservation at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.

            Jonathan Kruk’s ‘Legend’ dates are Oct. 15-16 and 29-30. Seating is limited, and there are four performances each evening on the hour, beginning at 6pm. Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for children under 18.

Legend Celebration dates are Oct. 23-24 and 30-31, from 10-4 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children 5-17, and free for those under 5.

Buy tickets online at or by calling 914-631-8200 ($2 per ticket surcharge for phone orders).

Historic Hudson Valley members receive discounted admission to Jonathan Kruk’s ‘Legend’ and free admission to the other events. Details on becoming a member are online.

Historic Hudson Valley is a Loop sponsor. 




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