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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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For those who love literature or old headstones, this is a remarkable place

As a former literature teacher, I found Sleepy Hollow Cemetery very interesting. Fortunately, there are directional signs that help you find the graves of the most famous literary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Carie501
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Knoxville

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a former literature teacher, I found Sleepy Hollow Cemetery very interesting. Fortunately, there are directional signs that help you find the graves of the most famous literary figures buried there on Authors Ridge...Thoreau, Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne. Be forewarned, the road is rough and primarily dirt and you have to walk up the ridge to the graves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see the graves of the literary Giants, most of hem are buried near each other signs direct visitors to the graves: beautiful cemetary

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For some reason we struggled finding the entrance to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, but once we did we easily found Authors' Ridge where notables such as the Alcott Family (Louisa May), Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne are buried. This cemetery is over 90 acres and definitely worth allowing at least an hour for. This is a beautiful... More 

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Daejeon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cemeteries should be more acceptable to visit on a regular basis. This one in particular is a beautiful, peaceful nature area where many famous people are buried. It's great to visit if only for that reason, but it's also touching and calming to stroll on the narrow paths under the large trees. I went in October, which was perfect weather.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the visit. Despite being a cemetery its a charming location steeped in history. How could so many influential people be buried in one location so close to each other. Pretty incredible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cemetery is on a steep hill, on one side of Monument Square. If you read the gravestones, they tell you a lot about the person who died and the times they lived. Some prominent local figures are buried there

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Wimberley, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a hike up to Author's Ridge where several famous writers are buried. Other visitors place pebbles, pens, and notes on the graves of some. It is interesting to see the other family names/plots of other Americans. As another reviewer has mentioned, it would be nice to see more signage about some of the other tombstones. It was heartwarming... More 

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Olivebridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For any fan of American literature, a visit to this cemetery is a must! The greatest American writers of the Romantic period are all buried in this cemetery. An unbelievably moving experience to at respects to Hawthorne, Emerson, Thoreau, and Alcott all are in this place. Wow!

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Webster, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Several famous writers/poets are buried here. Interesting. Wish there were more signs for famous tombstones.

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Watervliet, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

We were the only ones at Author's Ridge. To climb to the top of the ridge where the graves of Hawthorne, Alcott, Thoreau and Emerson lie with their families was such a spiritual event. The quietness and serenity and beauty and imagining back in the 1800's carrying these caskets up the hill to lay them to rest. What a feeling!!!

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