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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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Bedford Street, Concord, MA
+1 978-318-3233
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Beautiful and peaceful

We were on a daytrip from Boston, this site was very close to where we had lunch, so decided to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rageisman
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Historical and peaceful

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is a peaceful, quiet, old cemetery in Concord. It's interesting to walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
devnk7
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Seattle, Washington
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Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are buried here.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“author's ridge” (68 reviews)
“buried here” (25 reviews)
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Bedford Street, Concord, MA
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"author's ridge"
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"buried here"
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"ralph waldo emerson"
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"resting place"
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"famous authors"
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"daniel chester french"
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"headless horseman"
in 5 reviews
"great authors"
in 8 reviews
"interesting headstones"
in 4 reviews
"family plots"
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"rolling hills"
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"grave stones"
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"literary giants"
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"follow the signs"
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"lincoln memorial"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a daytrip from Boston, this site was very close to where we had lunch, so decided to take a stroll through it. So glad we did. The grounds themselves are beautiful, and quite the American experience to get a chance to see...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is a peaceful, quiet, old cemetery in Concord. It's interesting to walk through and see how old some of the dates on the gravestones are, as well as the famous historical people buried there.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

You can easily walk to Sleep Hollow from the Colonial Inn in downtown Concord. Likely the main thing to see at the cemetery is Author’s Path. To get to the Author’s Path, enter through the second gate on the left as you leave Concord. Walk...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

From the reviews it’s certainly an older cemetery also has a lot of history while walking around there is a information area that advises of 20 families that are buried there what they changed or were authors etc. Certainly has had a lot more history...More

Thank Lee D
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Awesome historical Cemetary. Not to be confused with the Sleepy Hollow of the Headless Horseman. This cemetary is so vintage and unique with rolling hills. It is the resting place to so many pillars of this nation including Authors Row and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Accidentally discovered this on Google Earth and yes we went there and took pictures just to say we have been to Sleepy Hollow. Unfortunately daylight was running out and we did not get a chance to look at some of the graves. Maybe next time

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Sleepy Hollow is one of the great historic cemeteries in the Boston area. Many graves date from the 1600's and 1700's. Buried in Sleepy Hollow are Thoreau, Emerson, the Alcotts, and Daniel Chester French who created the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. If you enjoy...More

Thank Bruce P
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

Concord Center has two small cemeteries, but don't stop there. A five-minute stroll takes you to Sleepy Hollow, which is much bigger and still growing. It offers a shady walk through centuries of history, and a tranquil break from shopping and dining along Main Street....More

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

In this cemetery there is a section called "Authors Ridge". Here you walk in to a space where so many fantastic 19th century writers lay there head. Henry David Thoreau & Family, Nathaniel & Sophia Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott & Family, Ralph Waldo Emerson &...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

If your a history buff or a book fan, this is a stop for you. Visit "authors hill* and see the final resting place of some of the greatest writers in our history. Both humbling and inspiring to pay homage to these fantastic authors and...More

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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
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