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“Author's Ridge”

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Ranked #4 of 31 things to do in Concord
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are buried here.
Gainesville, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Author's Ridge”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

This beautiful cemetery graces us with the presence of some of the great, Emerson, Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Hawthorne and their families are buried here. Peaceful and beautiful. Get an online map of the cemetery as it is quite large but wonderful to navigate. Another great reason to visit Concord!

Visited October 2013
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Princeton, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Best as the sun sets”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

How to rate cemetaries? If one thinks of them as sculpture parks, then there are others more elaborate - Mt. Auburn for one. But this does have some variety including the stones of the Alcotts, the Thoreaus, the Hawthornes, Waldo and Lydian, etc. For those interested in just paying respects to certain folks, signage could be better. But to get a sense of the town and the place where some of those buried here once played and mused, this gets high marks. We visited after visiting the Orchard House in the early evening - quiet, uncluttered, capping a great day in town.

Visited September 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Peaceful, as you'd expect.....”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Had a good wander around here and even found the Louise Alcott plot (Little Women), which brought back some memories for my wife

Visited October 2012
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Castle Rock, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

SO beautiful! Hard to find some sites but spending time here is tranquil and interesting and it was awe inspiring to see the final resting place of some of America's greatest resources....

Visited September 2013
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Mount Laurel
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104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Tourist free”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

A bit hard to find the graves we were looking for. They were up a steep hill. Hawthorne, Thoreau, the entire Alcott clan. I took
pictures.

Visited September 2013
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