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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Bedford Street, Concord, MA
+1 978-318-3233
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authors' ridge a must!

I lived here for a lot of years before going to the cemetery, and I now walk there almost every... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brookline, Massachusetts
Nice walk on a warm day

We walked all over the cemetery but couldn't find the authors ridge we were looking for. The map... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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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  • Very good28%
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Bedford Street, Concord, MA
+1 978-318-3233

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I lived here for a lot of years before going to the cemetery, and I now walk there almost every time I hike the Great Meadows trail. Recommended to all of you admirers of Alcott, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Emerson and others.

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked all over the cemetery but couldn't find the authors ridge we were looking for. The map and the paths in the cemetery were confusing for us. Kids did read the poem afterwards so that was nice.

Thank mimi2829
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a special cemetery. Three areas should not be missed: the Melvin Memorial to the left of the entrance--memorializing 3 of 4 brothers killed in the civil war, The grave of sculptor Daniel Chester French. The graves on Author's Ridge of literary giants including...More

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time I was in Concord I was quite young with a school group from the west coast and was told absolutely NO we are not going to peruse a cemetery. I made it my first stop being back on my own. The grounds are...More

1  Thank Megan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My niece and her boyfriend had previously attempted to locate "poets hill" in the Concord Cemetary. So, as I had worked in the area for several years --- and had an idea where it was --- we did an "adventure day" (8 Jul). We did...More

Thank Queensabode
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very enjoyable and historic space. The setting is under a canopy of big leafy trees, so it's cool even on a hot day. It's perfect for recreating stories or doing grave rubbings. Bring big paper and wax crayons if you have them,...More

Thank 8dominique
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All visitors to Concord Massachusetts must go to Sleepyhollow to see the graves of our famous authors

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really not a dead place🙃very enjoyable. Be sure to take in Author's Ridge. The Alcotts (Little Women) and the Emerson's are there with Henry. Entire town of Concord is idyllic. Very serene escape.

Thank Richard Frankli... J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are always drawn to Authors' Ridge. The Alcotts, Hawthorne, Thoreau, and Emerson were neighbors in life and death. They all lived together for just a moment in time but their legacy will last forever.

1  Thank I M
Reviewed 18 June 2017 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
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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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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