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Address: Bedford Street, Concord, MA
Phone Number: 978 318 3233
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo...
Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are buried here.
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Cool and creepy

Nice drive through the area and fun to find the authors section. Wouldn't want to go there in the dark though!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Nice drive through the area and fun to find the authors section. Wouldn't want to go there in the dark though!

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I got a copy of the cemetery map at the local visitor information center. I wanted just to go to the Author's Hill, and went to grave sites 1-4, Emerson, Hawthorne, Alcott, and Thoreau. I had visited Orchard House where the Alcotts lived for 19 years, the site by Walden pond where Thoreau's cabin had been, and read about Emerson,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Sleepy Hollow in Concord is a really nice place to go have a walk, esp. for those who don't desire, or aren't up to, a longer walk (e.g., around Walden Pond). It is true that there are some steep slopes, but even though we usually have one "Bad Knees" person with us when visiting Sleepy Hollow (we have ancestors buried... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful must see attraction if you visit Concord. The cemetery isn't hard to navigate, and it wasn't full of tourists either.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Quaint old cemetery. Interesting to learn about the lives and deaths of the early settlers. Very old tombstones.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is really an amazing cemetery. We loved the markers to show us where Arthur's Ridge and other locations were. The Arthur's ridge is very interesting and it's very well kept. Easy to get around and there is a map available that you really need to review before you go.

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Ogden, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I loved visiting the resting place of the most famous authors of their time--Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Alcott. The graves of these famous authors were easy to find. Signage were easy to spot. It was a little creepy but cool. The cemetery is open from dusk to dawn. This is a must when you visit Concord, MA.

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Whitinsville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

It's amazing how many famous people are buried in this serene place. Thoreau, Emerson, Alcott and other authors, as well as Daniel Chester French (who did the Lincoln Memorial, items in the Massachusetts State House, and the statue at the North Bridge in Concord). It's a well-marked place with all of the authors gathered together on what has been called... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It was a cemetery what would you expect. You basically see the graves of famous authors and that's about it. But it's a thing you just HAVE to do when you are in the area. Oh and bring a pencil you will see why.

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mountain west
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

You could wander the entire cemetery, but the best is seeing author's row. Thoreau, Alcott, Emerson and I think Hawthorne are buried here.

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