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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Bedford Street, Concord, MA
+1 978-318-3233
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HS senior trip

Accidentally discovered this on Google Earth and yes we went there and took pictures just to say we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Must Visit Stop in Concord

Sleepy Hollow is one of the great historic cemeteries in the Boston area. Many graves date from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bruce P
Concord, Massachusetts
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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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank KWindham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank 332pjp
Reviewed 12 January 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

Thank wintermoth
Reviewed 8 December 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

Thank ffdjp78
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Members of so many notable literary families are buried here -- Alcott, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorn -- as well as many other people important to the history of early Concord. The authors' graves are often strewn with pencils and notes from admirers who visit the cemetery.

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 14 November 2017

My wife and I wanted to visit this cemetery while we were in Concord. There is a very narrow unpaved road that climbs up the hill near the entrance. Do not try to drive on it.

Thank LordThomMohr
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lovely cemetery to take a walk, then visit the resting places of some literary greats. Very hilly, so be prepared to get a workout. Serene and peaceful.

Thank boomerbo
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

A beautiful cemetery. If u r in concord and can spare an hour worth the visit. Find the sites of four very famous American authors. Hawthorn, Emerson, Alcot and Thoreau. Wonder how they all could be buried so close together and in the same spot....More

Thank S A
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Sleepy Hollow Cemetery on our last day of our holiday in October. We had a lovely walk around this cemetery. Well looked after and great to see the final resting place of my favourite author, Louisa May Alcott. Website is useful with where...More

Thank sueo60
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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