Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow




Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York, is the final resting place of numerous famous figures, including Washington Irving, whose story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is set in the adjacent burying ground at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow. Incorporated in 1849 as Tarrytown Cemetery, the site posthumously honored Irving's request that it change its name to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.
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  • When we were in the area, we stopped in to the cemetery and drove through almost all of it. It is one of the most interesting and fascinating cemeterys we've ever visited. It has many grave sites...  more »
  • Halloween is a perfect time to visit Sleepy Hollow, and a great place to visit is the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. I visited during the day and also did the lantern tour on Halloween at 10pm-12pm...  more »
  • This was an amazing cemetery with an eerie, yet beautiful landscape, with so much fascinating history to be told. Unfortunately, our tour guide presented her facts with an anti-capitalism slant...  more »
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  • This was our second time touring the cemetery. Roe was an AMAZING tour guide...so personable and fun and real and educated. We would go back again just for her tour. Outside of the tour, the cemetery is rich with history and interest. If you are a cemetery guru, this will not be lost on you. If you don’t get around to too many cemeteries, schedule a tour. The proceeds all go to the upkeep of the history here.
  • The Murder and Mayhem Lantern Tour was Fantastic! it's 2 hours of walking among the graves accompanied by kerosene lantern light and an extremely knowledgeable tour guide. My Wife and I enjoyed the entire experience. We stopped at about 10-12 grave sites and our tour guide Laura gave us all the grim details of the residents below. Arrive Early to park and go on a full stomach, most of the walking is on gravel and grass so its a bit of adventure.
  • Amazing Murder and Mayhem tour! Laura, our tour guide, was fantastic! She knew everything about the cemetery and all of the amazingly dark stories that the cemetery holds. Seeing sleepy hollow cemetery at night by kerosene lantern definitely added a special effect. I highly recommend! So worth it!
  • We had a great time with a wonderful tour guide on the lantern tour.
  • My uncle, aunt, oldest sister, my brother-in-law, are buried here.
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