|Location||Trip Time||Travel Type|
|New York||45 minutes|
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Modern-day Tarrytown is a thriving community that is home to just shy of twelve thousand people and a diverse selection of restaurants, galleries and shops. Soon you will reach the Tides of Tarrytown overlook, which honors the village and its rich history. Long before European settlers arrived, Native American tribes farmed, hunted, and fished in this region. In sixteen eighty-one, Dutch settlers purchased the land which is now home to Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. A hundred years later, during the American Revolution, Tarrytown was the site of an infamous plot involving the American traitor Benedict Arnold. Throughout the eighteenth century, Tarrytown remained a key link in New York City's supply chain and became an important stop for travelers to "refuel" with fresh horsepower and supplies. In the last half of the nineteenth century, titans of industry built grand estates overlooking the Hudson River in this area. As industry evolved into the twentieth century, Tarrytown's waterfront did as well. However, no development had a greater impact on this area than the opening of the Tappan Zee Bridge in nineteen fifty-five.