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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Bedford Street, Concord, MA
978 318 3233
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are buried here.
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Lechworth Garden City
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well worth a visit, even if you don't go to the Authors Ridge section. Beautifully landscaped setting amidst trees.

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Warren, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is a place where lovers of Concord's authors can pay their respects to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and others. Their graves are located together on Author's Ridge which is easy to find because one of the gates is clearly marked "Author's Gate". Author's Ridge is on a small hill... More

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Kaysville, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A lovely place to visit the burial sites of numerous Concord authors, their families and other historical figures. Do a little advance research so you don't miss the plots you wish to visit. Author's ridge contains the most well known individuals. We weren't visiting at peak tourist time and had no problem parking at a spot near Author's ridge. There... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The cemetery is easy to find from Concord and the Artist's Ridge (with graves of Alcott, Thoreau, Emerson and Hawthorne) is well signed. This is a beautiful place, very serene and peaceful. It is worth the half hour to get there and visit the burial sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful cemetery.... Several wonderful writers buried here ... Hawthorne ... Alcott .... Thoreau ... Definitely check it out if your into that sort of thing or historical cemeteries in general.... I enjoyed it!!

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colorado springs
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went especially to see the graves of the writers Thoreau, Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott. It was a charming, well kept place.

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

As my family and I paid our respects to the authors, we found ourselves asking questions about them. Thanks to my smartphone, as we honored them, we learned about them - the new helping understand the old. The signs to the graves were clearly marked.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

No headless horseman to contend with when we visited. Just spectacular with a surreal color palette of reds, yellows, and oranges from the leaves of the forested cemetery in full autumn glory. We toured by vehicle and wandered by foot along the narrow little roads that circumnavigate the place through low woodsy areas and steep hilly plots with commanding views... More

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Baltimore
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Seems unusual to be reviewing a cemetery because usually the occupants do not complain much. But this historic cemetery is worth a visit if you are interested in 19th century authors. Perched on the top-most hill in the cemetery, Authors Ridge gathers together, among others, the graves of Henry Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott. This... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Three teens and their Gran took the tour with Joan of Gatepost Tours a couple of weeks ago. It was just marvelous! Joan, in a former life, was a standup comic and we all benefited from her slant on what could be a very serious historic tour of a cemetery. She packed all sorts of fun and fascinating stories into... More

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