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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Bedford Street, Concord, MA
+1 978-318-3233
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The resting place of literature

This was a great, quick stop on the way to Concord. The cemetery is well maintained with clearly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Southeast U.S.
via mobile
Visiting Authors' Ridge in the cemetery was an unforgettable experience

We were fortunate to stay next door to the cemetery .It was a surreal experience , visiting the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are buried here.
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Bedford Street, Concord, MA
+1 978-318-3233

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a great, quick stop on the way to Concord. The cemetery is well maintained with clearly marked spots for Authors Hill. Also you have a few parking spot options as well. I would recommend visiting this site as early in the morning as...More

Thank PresidentsTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to stay next door to the cemetery .It was a surreal experience , visiting the graves of Louisa Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne and other great Concord based authors to pay our respects.Simply one of the highlights of our East Coast Road trip this...More

Thank Nirupama K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was rather interesting to see the gravesites of so many famous authors including Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and more. Parking was easy to locate and it was a short walk to the burial sites. Follow the signs...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our primary reason for visiting this cemetery was to see Author's Ridge where Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Louisa Mae Alcott are interred. The simplicity of Thoreau's grave is definitely memorable. We later learned that Daniel Chester French, the sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial...More

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed our short visit to this cemetery. It does not appear to be a tourist trap or ruined, like what Walden Pond has turned into. I found it easy to find (without a map) the author's cove where the famous authors...More

Thank Caitlyn K
Reviewed 15 May 2017

"Sleepy Hollow was designed in 1855 by noted landscape architects Cleveland and Copeland, and has been in use ever since." (wikipedia.org) in keeping with Ralph Waldo Emerson's aesthetic principals. He dedicated it, and then was later buried there. I find it a peaceful place, and...More

Thank Deb O
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This burial ground is easily accessible by auto, and you can actually drive into the cemetery. The primary feature of the Cemetery is Author's Ridge where you will find the graves of Thoreau, Emerson, Hawthorn and Alcott. Be sure to bring along a pen or...More

Thank Gumgrove
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I have been to this cemetery several times. It is small and has some very old grave stones, some so difficult to read that even a rubbing might not produce a full name. Many headstones have descriptions of the person, and how/why they died. It's...More

Thank bonitadc
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a beautiful historical cemetery. It was unfortunately raining while here, I would have enjoyed walking and looking at more of the artistic graves. I did visit Author's Ridge, where Thoreau, Emerson, Alcott and Hawthorne are all buried next to each other. Interesting to...More

Thank rkreilly
Reviewed 9 April 2017

It is a cemetery so it is free to visit and quiet. It is engulfed in nature and quite beautiful to walk around. It was meaningful to me, and even to my 6-year-old son, who is named after Nathaniel Hawthorne, to visit the graves of...More

Thank hawkami
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Does the graveyard allow dogs?
26 October 2016|
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Response from BalletMamaSeattle | Reviewed this property |
I don't know whether it's "allowed," but it definitely seems inappropriate.
What are the times the cemetery is open?
2 October 2016|
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Response from delane r | Reviewed this property |
no idea. sorry.
JoAnne B
I would like to purchase a photo of the Melvin angel headstone as a gift for a Melvin descendant. Is this a possibilty? Thank you, Jo-Anne Baker
10 May 2015|
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Response from William B | Reviewed this property |
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