Washington Irving's home is on the banks of the Hudson River. There is a video (and I mean actual video tape) you can watch before the tour. Even though the tape is very old, it is very interesting and gives relevant facts to enhance your tour. You will be greeted by knowledgeable tour guides in period dress. The tour takes about an hour. The guide leads you from the gift shop, where you buy your tickets, to the grounds and then to the buildings on the grounds. Our guide was very knowledgeable of Washington Irving and the times. She allowed time at each stop on the tour for all to take in the sites. She told us the history of Irving building his home on the banks of the Hudson and how the railroad went in right after. She explained the different styles of architecture and why Irving had chosen each style to incorporate into his home. After the tour, you are allowed to tour the grounds on your own. There is an interesting garden on site. This tour does not get as much press as some of the other tours in this area, but it is well worth the time. The gift shop is fun and a good place to buy Headless Horseman and Halloween souvenirs. If you are a fan of Washington Irving or Sleepy Hollow, I recommend this tour. The volunteers were also knowledgeable of other home tours in the area also.