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Address: Bedford Street, Concord, MA
Phone Number: 978 318 3233
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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QUIET BEAUTIFUL SPOT FOR CONTEMPLATION

A beautiful cemetery which is the final resting place of Thoreau (an early expert on civil disobedience), Emerson (CONCORD HYMN: "shot heard round the world'), Hawthorne (THE... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A beautiful cemetery which is the final resting place of Thoreau (an early expert on civil disobedience), Emerson (CONCORD HYMN: "shot heard round the world'), Hawthorne (THE SCARLET LETTER , HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES, etc.), and Louisa May Alcott (LITTLE WOMEN, LITTLE MEN, etc.). They rest in close proximity on Author's Ridge. Take a copy of Civil Disobedience or... More 

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Portales, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Beautiful, historic grounds with some very old grave stones...worth the trip. Do not forget to see all the famous authors head stones.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I always stop by a cemetery if I happen to be driving by and have the time. This was a spur of the moment stop and as an author, it felt like an important moment walking up the hill to Author's Ridge. I sat for a long while thinking of the writer's works and their lives. The area is well-kept... More 

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Albion, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The cemetery is very well maintained and peaceful. The paths and stairs are easy to travel on foot. I especially enjoyed Authors' Ridge where several of the great Transcendentalists are buried. I found it especially thought-provoking to sit on a tree stump at the foot of Ralph Waldo Emerson's grave which overlooks a valley of tombstones beyond from which I... More 

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Rochester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Several important American authors are buried on Author's Ridge. Driving and walking in this cemetery is challenging.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We visited this cemetery while on a drive through the New England area. We took some pictures of Hawthorne's grave. Very easy to find and get to.

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Go see where all the authors and their families are buried way in back up on the ridge...there is a sense of profoundness there.

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Ottawa, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A lovely peaceful cemetery, with a real sense of history. Most of the well known residents are within a few feet of each other.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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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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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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