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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Address: Bedford Street, Concord, MA
Phone Number: 978 318 3233
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are buried here.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It's really cool to see where these literary greats and their family are buried. Take the time to see this really old and cool cemetery. And SEE author's ridge.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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34 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Sleepy Hollow cemetery is a beautiful place and "Author's Ridge" a breathtaking tribute to the literary greats. There are numerous family plots that contain the graves of their members. It was heartwarming to see how visitors left pens and pencils by the tombstones to mark their visits.You can drive through the cemetery and there is a spot where you can... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

You can visit Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, the entire Alcott family, and Ralph Waldo Emerson within a few footsteps of one another in a most serene and beautiful setting.

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Moorpark, California
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239 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This serene and pretty cemetery is the final resting place of some of our literary giants and really shouldn't be missed. It's a hilly cemetery with narrow winding roads; one leads to Authors' Ridge where you can pay your respects to Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Henry Throeau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. What is it about this part of our... More 

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Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A family of writers, patriots, and well known figures can be found at Sleepy Hollow. People bring trinkets and stones and small gifts; like making a pilgrammage.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

What's a peaceful and interesting place. So full of history and not creepy at all. I love cemeteries, but even if you don't, how could you go to Concord and not stop here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It's quiet peaceful beautiful and full of famous authors and dozens of revolutionary and civil war Hero's. Take time to walk among our ancestors who paved the way for the country and freedom we enjoy today. Listen quietly and you may hear a whisper...Freedom is not Free! Enjoy!

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Lechworth Garden City
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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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451 attraction reviews
2,202 helpful votes 2,202 helpful votes
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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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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