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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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Address: Bedford Street, Concord, MA
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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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Always Interesting

The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is always interesting to visit. The Author's Ridge is in a beautiful setting and it is so cool historically to see the graves of so many well known... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 13, 2016
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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is always interesting to visit. The Author's Ridge is in a beautiful setting and it is so cool historically to see the graves of so many well known authors.

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boston, ma, usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

antique colonial era cemetery with historical significance. make sure to visit the 'author's hill', where there are several headstones for famous concord authors. a short walk from the colonial inn/monument park.

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Spring Branch, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

We had a little trouble finding the place and once there had a few problems given the small construction projects within the cemetery however we really enjoyed the visit. In particular the Poet's Hill.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Visit their graves in a charming cemetery. Right in town. Easy and quick. More than worth the time to visit and remember these great authors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Follow the signs winding through this peaceful cemetery on the edge of town to Authors Ridge and follow the walking path up the hill to the final resting place for 4 notable authors. Nathaniel Hawthrone, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and their families share a section of the cemetery here, where some visitors leave behind pencils... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

On a rainy fall afternoon, we both drove to and walked in this cemetery. The famous people buried there made us aware of the rich literary heritage of Concord.

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I visited the cemetery with friends while spending the day in Concord. What an amazing find that isn't that well publicized. We had to ask people how to get there and it was a little tricky - slightly out of town. The cemetery is beautiful - and actually much more expansive than I would have imagined, laid out over slightly... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This Cemetery was pretty kewl they had many writers buried her. We walked all around and I took some pics.

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We came to visit Author's Ridge. It was a beautiful experience to pay homage to the wonderful writers who have had such an impact on our lives. The setting is appropriately poetic in its stark yet ornate features of gravestones set in a natural surrounding. Visit and you come away feeling as if you had traveled to a spiritual location... More 

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Just a "lovely" place to stroll...SH is more park than cemetery. Tall old stately trees stand quiet sentinel over both guest who rest and those who stroll. The grounds are immaculate and the notables here interred are many and significant. This is definitely worthy of your time and effort. Bring a guide book to add substance to your visit.

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