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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Ogden, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Rochester, New York
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Stopped here with a friend after we went to Orchard House. This cemetery is beautiful and serene, well cared for, and a fascinating reminder of the generations of Americans before us. The grave sites are varied, with some that were incredibly ornate and others that were clearly the original markers. Seeing the graves of the Alcott family, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne,... More 

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Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Sleepy Hollow is a place everyone, tourist and local folks should visit. It is full of history and famous people that we still talk about in the 21st century. It is beautiful and inspiring and of course peaceful.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are many famous people buried in this cemetery from authors (on "Author's Ridge") to sculptors to 19th c. activists. If you do no thave time to spend a few hours just roaming all over the cemetery, look for the pamplet to the two ridges. This used to be at the Visitor's Center in Concord. It led you to graves... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This cemetery was designed as a garden cemetery in the mid 1800's. It is still and active cemetery. Author's Ridge has the gravesites of several authors and their families including Thoreau, Alcott and Emerson all of whom lived in Concord. The cemetery is beautiful to walk through and visiting Author's Ridge is definitely worthwhile. There are many other historical gravesites... More 

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Author's Ridge need I say more? This is the place to pay homage to all the famous Concord Authors, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorn, and even Anna Sewell (5 Little Peppers) to mention even a few. Having lived in Mass all my life I never even knew about Author's Ridge. Who knew that all the greats were buried within a stones throw... More 

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Acton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

what a beautiful cemetery and to think all the great writers from there are buried there it gave me the shivers

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Address: Bedford Street, Concord, MA
Phone Number: 978 318 3233
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord

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