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The Tranquility of Sleep Hollow Cemetery

My second home was Concord, MA where we use to go to visit family. As a young child i went to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lillian D
Great visit to some pretty important graves

We are so glad we took the time to go here. We found the graves of Louise May Alcott and her... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vicki A
Brunswick, Md.
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“author's ridge”(73 reviews)
“buried here”(24 reviews)
Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are buried here.
Bedford Street, Concord, MA
+1 978-318-3233
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My second home was Concord, MA where we use to go to visit family. As a young child i went to Sleepy Hollow Cemeterty many times. Poets Hill was a favorite place my Nana loved it because she loved reading and her ashes were scattered...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are so glad we took the time to go here. We found the graves of Louise May Alcott and her family along with Henry David Thoreau and some other famous writers. They are on Authors Ridge. Beautiful cemetery and well maintained!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever seen, But what's more, this is the place where the Alcott Family, the Nathaniel Hawthorne Family, Thoreau and Emerson's are all buried. Follow the signs indicating to Author's Ridge to find the gravestones of...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2018

. . . . Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott or Hawthorne have a couple dozen each on their graves. These people are literary and cultural revolutionaries, and so much talent is resting in such a tiny, picturesque space. It's impossible not to be moved by their simple...More

Thank gormer
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This meandering cemetery holds some famous graves and is a lovely experience the whole way around. Park your car and plan on spending some time and being moved. Bring along a book to read excerpts or just stand at the foot of a grave and...More

Thank Heather J
Reviewed September 23, 2018

I was on a driving tour and did not get out, but this would be a lovely place to spend time. Beautiful setting and interesting gravestones. Author's Ridge is the most interesting part. Four literary greats are buried there: Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau,...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Love cemeteries in general but this one is wonderful if you love to visit historical grave sites. Authors Ridge is the big attraction here. With graves of Alcott, Emerson, Thoreau and Hawthorne. The cemetery itself is really beautiful with winding hilly streets. It’s a small...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Four great literary giants are buried in this cemetery. Their graves are at the top of the hill and there is a well trodden path from all the other visitors who have come here. Many people have left pens at their graves. It is a...More

Thank VMoo63
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This cemetary is HUGE!! It is laid out very well and you can drive through to find the author's ridge, which is clearly marked.

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Not morbid at all. Be respectful there. It's quiet, only a handful of parking spaces. Feels a little weird if you miss the parking and have to one way drive through cemetery to get there. We happen to be there when several had visited Emerson,...More

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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