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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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Address: Bedford Street, Concord, MA
Phone Number: 978 318 3233

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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Just beautiful

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Biddeford, Maine
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Biddeford, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Stefanie H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank bethannez
Oklahoma City, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here you can find the graves of Emerson Thoreau Hawthorne and Alcott. To get to Emerson's grave you continue beyond the graves of the other three. Then you will see a chained off area for the Emerson family. Watch for small Granite markers indicating the way to Author's Ridge. It is a one way road through the cemetery.

Thank morrishj
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've always loved old cemeteries, but this one is extra special. It is very large, it is situated on beautiful tree-covered hills, and it is conveniently located near downtown Concord making it easy to find. There is no admission fee and it has the graves of many famous people - authors like Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson,... More 

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Worcester. MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Went to author's hill because my wife recommended it. The hill has the grave sites of The Alcotts, Emersons, Thoreaus and Hawthornes. the only sounds you hear, if you are the only one there are a bit of traffic and ducks and geese on the pond. Plenty of trees and great views in any direction. Could have stayed for hours... More 

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Struthers, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is a huge, historical cemetery. We were especially captivated by Authors Ridge where the Thoreau, Emerson, Alcott, and Hawthorne plots are located and the artifacts with which other visitors had adorned the graves.

Thank Richard G
Newton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

A walk through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is better than any history class (though it helps to know what you are looking for -- although we love being surprised, too, when we visit historic cemeteries). Of course, there's Authors' Ridge, with the Alcotts, Thoreaus, Emersons, and Hawthorns. The small signs/maps at the entrances will help you find the final resting places... More 

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Grandview, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We walked from the Minute Man Historical part to this cemetery and it's a very interesting place to go. It was worth the excursion.

Thank Jill R
Hawthorne, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Here, I visited Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau graves. Both authors, transcendentalists, poets and philosophers I have admired since my senior year in high school. It was a pleasure to visit their graves and leave the traditional pen on their graves. "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

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