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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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Address: Bedford Street, Concord, MA
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Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo...

Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are buried here.

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Famous Concord resting place for authors

This cemetery is especially pretty in spring and summer. The best feature is Author's Ridge where Hawthorne, Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott and others are buried. There is a helpful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Concord, Massachusetts

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Concord, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery is especially pretty in spring and summer. The best feature is Author's Ridge where Hawthorne, Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott and others are buried. There is a helpful brochure with some interesting and less known facts available at the office.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sleep Hollow in Concord is where Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and many other luminaries are buried. The cemetery is well kept, quiet, and lovely. There are walking trails behind it where you can stroll and be contemplative. High recommend.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is always interesting to visit. The Author's Ridge is in a beautiful setting and it is so cool historically to see the graves of so many well known authors.

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boston, ma, usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

antique colonial era cemetery with historical significance. make sure to visit the 'author's hill', where there are several headstones for famous concord authors. a short walk from the colonial inn/monument park.

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Spring Branch, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had a little trouble finding the place and once there had a few problems given the small construction projects within the cemetery however we really enjoyed the visit. In particular the Poet's Hill.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Visit their graves in a charming cemetery. Right in town. Easy and quick. More than worth the time to visit and remember these great authors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Follow the signs winding through this peaceful cemetery on the edge of town to Authors Ridge and follow the walking path up the hill to the final resting place for 4 notable authors. Nathaniel Hawthrone, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and their families share a section of the cemetery here, where some visitors leave behind pencils... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

On a rainy fall afternoon, we both drove to and walked in this cemetery. The famous people buried there made us aware of the rich literary heritage of Concord.

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I visited the cemetery with friends while spending the day in Concord. What an amazing find that isn't that well publicized. We had to ask people how to get there and it was a little tricky - slightly out of town. The cemetery is beautiful - and actually much more expansive than I would have imagined, laid out over slightly... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This Cemetery was pretty kewl they had many writers buried her. We walked all around and I took some pics.

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