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Author's Ridge

The venerable cemetery is filled with fascinating tombstones, but don't miss Author's Ridge which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael L
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The Tranquility of Sleep Hollow Cemetery

My second home was Concord, MA where we use to go to visit family. As a young child i went to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are buried here.
Bedford Street, Concord, MA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The venerable cemetery is filled with fascinating tombstones, but don't miss Author's Ridge which contains the graves of Louisa Mae Alcott, Henry Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. You'll find a marker by the small parking area, and it's reached by a gently sloping...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My second home was Concord, MA where we use to go to visit family. As a young child i went to Sleepy Hollow Cemeterty many times. Poets Hill was a favorite place my Nana loved it because she loved reading and her ashes were scattered...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Lillian D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are so glad we took the time to go here. We found the graves of Louise May Alcott and her family along with Henry David Thoreau and some other famous writers. They are on Authors Ridge. Beautiful cemetery and well maintained!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vicki A
Reviewed October 26, 2018

This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever seen, But what's more, this is the place where the Alcott Family, the Nathaniel Hawthorne Family, Thoreau and Emerson's are all buried. Follow the signs indicating to Author's Ridge to find the gravestones of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tracyusofa
Reviewed October 5, 2018

. . . . Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott or Hawthorne have a couple dozen each on their graves. These people are literary and cultural revolutionaries, and so much talent is resting in such a tiny, picturesque space. It's impossible not to be moved by their simple...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gormer
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This meandering cemetery holds some famous graves and is a lovely experience the whole way around. Park your car and plan on spending some time and being moved. Bring along a book to read excerpts or just stand at the foot of a grave and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Heather J
Reviewed September 23, 2018

I was on a driving tour and did not get out, but this would be a lovely place to spend time. Beautiful setting and interesting gravestones. Author's Ridge is the most interesting part. Four literary greats are buried there: Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen K
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Love cemeteries in general but this one is wonderful if you love to visit historical grave sites. Authors Ridge is the big attraction here. With graves of Alcott, Emerson, Thoreau and Hawthorne. The cemetery itself is really beautiful with winding hilly streets. It’s a small...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Four great literary giants are buried in this cemetery. Their graves are at the top of the hill and there is a well trodden path from all the other visitors who have come here. Many people have left pens at their graves. It is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank VMoo63
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This cemetary is HUGE!! It is laid out very well and you can drive through to find the author's ridge, which is clearly marked.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from BalletMamaSeattle | Reviewed this property |
I don't know whether it's "allowed," but it definitely seems inappropriate.
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Mourning Victory, (AKA the Melvin Angel) is part of the Melvin Memorial near the central entrance to Concord's Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. There are several possible ways to get pictures of this monument. An internet search for... More