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Address: Bedford Street, Concord, MA
Phone Number: 978 318 3233
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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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DONT MISS THIS!

Ok, this sounds weird, but it's worth it -- where all the famous authors are, like Henry David Thoreau and Luisa May Alcott - they're all in here! Its an area in the back of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lolabowla
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Lexington, Massachusetts

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, this sounds weird, but it's worth it -- where all the famous authors are, like Henry David Thoreau and Luisa May Alcott - they're all in here! Its an area in the back of the cemetery! Don't miss it!

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here you can view the graves of Thoreau, Emerson, Hawthorne and Alcott, as well as sculptor Daniel Chester French. We surprised a deer that seemed to be an incarnation of HDT himself.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family recently visited Concord and we took the time to see Sleepy Hollow Cemetary. So glad that we took the time to see this beautiful location. We saw the final resting places of such luminaries like Daniel Chester French, Henry Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. This location is so tranquil so check it out.

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Key West, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Author's Ridge is well known for being packed with the earthly remains of 19th century literary giants. Less well known is Mourning Victory - four Melvin brothers went off to the Civil War... only one returned alive.

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Pepperell
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is a great place to reflect on the works of Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott and Hawthorne. All interred in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in a section appropriately named "Authors Ridge". All the authors lived within walking distance of the cemetery. Most of the original structures like Emerson's house are fully intact. The authors all lived and worked in Concord,... More 

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Concord,Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

In just one small area of this large cemetery, you will find Authors Ridge, where, within 30 feet of each other, lie the remains of Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau,Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and more….

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Thank Boltonarts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

This is not just a normal Cemetery. It is the burial place for many of the Concord authors new and old. Henry David Thoreau, Longfellow, Hawthorne, and the arts are buried here. Also Dr. Seuss is buried here. They are all in an area called author's ridge. It's a very well kept Cemetery and is full of history.

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Bramhall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

For anyone of a literary bent who has an hour or so to spend, this peaceful cemetery is a must. The environment is natural and delightful and on a beautiful autumnal day we found it very moving to see the graves of so many internationally acclaimed authors.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Concord sure had its share of rock star writers and they are all buried here. Unfortunately, I didn't have a guide so I couldn't find any of them (it is a fairly large cemetery). Nevertheless, it's a lovely old cemetery.

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Phoenix AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

A beautiful fall day to hike the paths to see the headstones of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau and Daniel Chester French who did the sculpture of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in D.C.

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