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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
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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24 attraction reviews
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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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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If one enjoys 19th century American literature, then one needs to visit the final resting place of Hawthorne, Emerson, Thoreau and LM Alcott. It's a beautiful location, well signed, and the four graves are all within about 50 yards of each other. I only wish that there was more information available.

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long island, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stopped here after visiting Minute Man NHP nearby. This is gorgeous old cemetery. We visited in July but I'm sure it would be even prettier in the fall. Author's Ridge contains the graves of Alcott, Thoreau, Emerson and Hawthorne. You can park close to this BUT be warned it is a very steep (but short) walk up to the... More

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Plattsburgh, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The four gravesites of Thoreau, Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott was very interesting in their simplicity, with Nathaniel Hawthornes marker only saying "Hawthorne". Coins, jewelry, pebbles, pens, pencils and written notes were strewn atop these stones left by admirers of their literary works. Not easy walk, nor handicap accessible because it is on a ridge in a Cemetery dating back to... More

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Grand Rapids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a beautiful cemetery located on rolling hills with some very historic graves including those of authorsThoreau, Emerson, and Alcott. If you enjoy a quiet walk through a quiet tree-lined cemetery , make this a stop while you are in Concord.

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