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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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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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Cool historical cemetary

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
John H
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Webster, United States

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Webster, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Thank John H
Watervliet, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank Susan S
Havertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring walking shoes, it's a climb. The author's ridge is clearly marked. Look for signs to tell you which gate to enter by.

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Thank Kimberly F
Denver, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love visiting historical cemeteries. This one was very interesting. While 'hunting' for the graves of the famous authors, I found several very interesting ones along the way. We drove into the cemetery and followed the signs for Author's Ridge. There is a small parking area (4 cars?) at the bottom of the hill which made the walking minimal. It... More 

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Thank delane r
Ann Arbor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delightful quite active cemetery which highlights the authors on the rides. Steep climb, but there are railings. Very peaceful place. Places to sit down, if you need them.

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Thank CarolAnnArbor
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a beautiful cemetery. Very historical. Wonderful grounds. Had to look up the graves I wanted to see on line. Would have liked an accessible map. But this is a definite must see for literary and historical visitors,

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting site to wander in, but specifically it is special to go to Author's Ridge where such authors as Henry Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, and other literary giants are buried. Sculptor Daniel Chester French is buried nearby on the left side hill from Author's Ridge. Signage is poor.

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Thank jbwhitehouse
Biddeford, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to come and experience. My son and I visited a for over an hour and have more to see at a later time. The history is wonderful and to read and learn about some people's lives can be very interesting. The stones and markers range from simple to incredible.

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Thank claverriere
Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We specifically went to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to visit Author's Ridge, where the Alcotts, Hawthornes, Thoreaus, and Emersons have their final resting places. You really have to pay attention to the signs, because they are carved into granite along the way. There is a two-car parking area right at the foot of Author's Ridge, and then you will walk up... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

SO much history in this old picturesque cemetery. I'm not one to visit such places, but the tombstones are beautiful and the history is not to be missed.

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