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Only a few minutes' walk from Monument Square in Concord MA, Sleepy Hollow is one of America's most beautiful and famous cemeteries.



Authors Ridge holds the graves of Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Daniel Chester French, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and their families.

The cemetery is only a few minutes' walk northeast from Monument Square (follow "Route 62" signs; map), but it's a 13-minute walk from the square to Authors Ridge, which rises at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery's northeast edge.

If you're following my Concord Walking Tour, on your way back from the Old Manse and Old North Bridge, along Monument Street, turn left on Court Lane before you reach Monument Square, to get to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

On the side of Authors Ridge is the grave of Ephraim Bull, inventor of the Concord grape, from which the Welch's company made a fortune in grape jelly and juice. Bull, who died without profiting greatly from his useful agricultural development, has a tombstone inscribed "He sowed, others reaped."

Also worth seeing are the grave of Daniel Chester French and, nearby, his Melvin Memorial, a large, fine funerary monument executed by French in honor of three brothers of the Melvin family who died in the Civil War.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord MA

Click here to download a map (1.92Mb pdf) of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, courtesy of The Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (PO Box 1245, Concord MA 01742).

You might also want to visit Concord's two earliest colonial-era cemeteries, the Old Hill Burying Ground and South Burying Ground. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

Map of Sleepy Hollow

Sightseeing Map of Concord

Authors Ridge

Louisa May Alcott's Grave

Ralph Waldo Emerson's Grave

Daniel Chester French's Grave

Nathaniel Hawthorne's Grave

Henry David Thoreau's Grave

What to See & Do in Concord

About Concord MA

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord MA

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord MA.


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