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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Bedford Street, Concord, MA
+1 978-318-3233
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Authors Ridge and those Literary Giants

In this cemetery there is a section called "Authors Ridge". Here you walk in to a space where so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Barnstable, Massachusetts
Pretty cool!

If your a history buff or a book fan, this is a stop for you. Visit "authors hill* and see the... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Tiverton, Rhode Island
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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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  • Average4%
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Bedford Street, Concord, MA
+1 978-318-3233

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 7 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 13 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
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We were in Concord for the day and happened across the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery by accident when we were driving around seeing the town. We took a nice walk and saw the graves of Hawthorn, Thoreau and Louisa May Alcott. The entire cemetery is a...More

Thank Buttercup1212
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Really enjoyed seeing gravesites of the famous people and viewing this old cemetery. The day was lovely with sunshine but I wouldn't want to roam around in the dark.

Thank TravelingSister75
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Many people of note interred here. It is really well kept, clean and tidy. There are places to park so you do not have to walk everywhere. It is worth checking the location map when you enter, it saves a lot of wandering about. Authors...More

Thank phil52_10
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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