Steeped in History

Our congregation began in 1697 in the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, made famous by Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." We worship there on summer Sundays.

A community of faith

We gather as friends to grow more deeply in faith, to educate our children in the Good News of a loving Savior, and to worship an Almighty God.

Come as you are

People from many different traditions have a spiritual home in the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns. We come together before God and one another just as we are.

Worship Schedule

10:30 a.m. Sunday, Town Clock Church, 42 N. Broadway, Tarrytown

Youth Program

Children experience God's love in learning and social activities.


We grow in faith through prayer, study, music and service.

Events Calendar

Check out events at the Clock Church and Old Dutch Church.


Oct. 30 is Reformation Sunday

Join us for worship at 9 and 11 a.m. at the Old Dutch Church. Guest organist Dr. David McConnell will perform works of traditional liturgy, Bach fugues and prayers of remembrance. The 10:30 a.m. worship service at the Clock Church is canceled.


We are glad to meet you here, but candidly, we'd much prefer to meet you in person. Consider this my invitation to join us on a Sunday morning when we worship at 10:30 a.m. at the Clock Church, 42 North Broadway,Tarrytown, N.Y.

You're  also welcome to just stop by the church office, where you can find me almost any morning.

The Rev. Jeffrey Gargano

Fun at the Fest, Every Weekend in October

  • The Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane statue on Route 9 near the church
  • Jonathan Kruk, master storyteller, before a performance of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
  • Trying to get a signal!
  • Waiting for the next "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" reading
  • (L-R) Karen, Rosalinda, Renee
  • Moira with Winston--still just a puppy--and a visitor
  • Some of Deb's family came to visit on Sunday, Oct. 16
  • John Paine, the ODC sexton
  • Volunteers Kevon and Nathan
  • Nanette's family
  • Some of Nanette's family came to visit.
  • Van Tassel descendants came to visit Sunday, Oct. 16!
  • Frank Miller, guest organist for the worship service at noon on Sunday, Oct. 16.
  • I see you!
  • Tom, Nanette, Glen, Renee
  • Dogs enjoy the day out in the sun, too
  • Deb tells visitors about the Old Dutch Church
  • Stephanie leading a Burying Ground tour
  • Visitors at the Information table in front of the church
  • Oct. 15 was a great day for a picnic on the church grounds
  • Is he real or isn't he?
  • Oct. 15th was a nice day out for families
  • Jonathan likes volunteering at the fest
  • A display about the accessibility project that will renovate the entrance of the Old Dutch Church
  • Tom, Glen and Nanette serve up bratwursts and hotdogs with a smile
  • Selfies!
  • Tia at the BBQ stand
  • Jack and friends
  • One of the smallest visitors at the Fest on Oct. 15
  • Rachel serves up the pumpkin ale
  • End of the day Oct. 15
  • Volunteers George and Jane
  • Deb, giving a talk about the historic church
  • There's always a smile from Vince
  • L-R: Rachel, Kevon and Trisha
  • Volunteer Rosalinda at the souvenirs table
  • A young man and his sister in search of answers to the scavenger hunt
  • Ichabod with visitors at the grave of patriots Elizabeth and Cornelius Van Tassel
  • Ichabod Crane at the grave of Catriena Van Tassel, namesake of Katrina of "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" fame
  • A scavenger hunt in the Burying Ground is popular with kids
  • (L-R) Verity holding Thomas, Susan, Marge and Jim--Van Tassel descendants who've come to visit the graves of Revolutionary War patriots Cornelius and Elizabeth Van Tassel.
  • At the information table outside the church, where visitors can learn about the historic church and pick up questionnaires for the scavenger hunt from Stephanie.
  • Nanette and Vince

New in Town?

The Reformed Church has been engaged in the Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown community since 1697, first at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow and continuing at the Town Clock Church in Tarrytown. The first meeting of the YMCA was held here, and the local Boy Scout Troop has had its home here for more than 60 years. Our New Beginnings Nursery School provides children with a great early educational opportunity in a loving and gentle environment. Five recovery groups meet in our building. We host concerts and recitals throughout the year, and our congregation supports the local food pantry, the Midnight Run, and several denominational ministries. We would be honored for you to join us on a journey of faith and service as we grow together.

An Overview

A unique video tour of the church and town, courtesy of Jeremy Goldsmith.

Reformed From What?

What can I expect when I attend a service? Do you still hold services at the Old Dutch Church? Why do you add an "s" to Tarrytown? Answers to your questions.

Honoring 331 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.

Searching for Ancestors?

Genealogists researching family history at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow may wish to consult church records posted to the Church Registers page. See: The First English Record Book, published in 1931. Also posted are two books of burial records, one published in 1926 and the second in 1953, and a link to the First Record Book of 1715.