Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-631-0081. Founded in 1849, the cemetery is non-profit and non-sectarian. There are nearly 45,000 interments in its 90 acres.
Famous burials include Washington Irving, Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler, Samuel Gompers, Elizabeth Arden, Leona Helmsley, Brooke Astor, and William Rockefeller. Walk or drive the grounds on your own or try an afternoon or evening guided tour. A full-color, 17” x 20” map to more than 50 special features of the cemetery is available for purchase at the cemetery office during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, closed major holidays), online through Sleepy Hollow Gifts, or at the Philipsburg Manor museum shop at 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. Free legal-sized maps, perfect for a short, self-guided tour to major figures in the cemetery, are available in literature boxes at both entrances to the grounds.
Visiting hours: The cemetery is open to visitors Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Grounds and gates close at 4:30 pm. Office hours: Monday through Friday, except major holidays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Parking: small lot inside the south gate, adjacent to the Old Dutch Church. Parking is allowed along cemetery roads in areas where your vehicle will not block others. Do not park or drive on grass and graves.
Tours and other events
Check our Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown calendar for more special events. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery runs tours from April through November.
Daytime guided tours — 2017 dates
Advanced reservations required. Two-hour afternoon tours $19.99, one-hour afternoon tours $9.99.
• The Classic: This two-hour afternoon walking tour offers a great overview of what makes this 168-year old place so special. The first stop is none other than the illustrious Washington Irving, author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. After that it’s on to the Receiving Vault – a favorite especially among Dark Shadows fans – and some of the most lovely plots in the south end before making your way north to Andrew Carnegie’s final resting place, William Rockefeller’s family mausoleum and much more along the way. This tour is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm – 4 pm, June through September. The meeting point is the cemetery’s South Gate, 430 North Broadway. October and November tickets will be posted on September 1st.
• The Original Knickerbocker: Washington Irving & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Trace the footsteps of Washington Irving’s most famous character Ichabod Crane in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” as you walk to the author’s final resting place during this one-hour walking tour. Learn more about the talented Mr. Irving and his influence on popular culture today. This tour is offered every Sunday from 11:00 am – 12 noon, June through August. The meeting point is the cemetery’s South Gate, 430 North Broadway.
Evening guided tours — 2017 dates
Advanced reservations required. $24.99.
• The Classic Lantern Tour follows the same route as the daytime tour, but the atmosphere is completely different in the dark. Every Saturday night in May from 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm. June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22 from 9 pm – 11 pm. August 5 and 19 from 8 pm – 10 pm. Every Friday and Saturday night in September 8 pm – 10 pm. The meeting point is the cemetery’s North Gate, 540 North Broadway. October and November tickets will be posted on September 1st.
• Murder and Mayhem Evening Lantern Tours: Looking to meet some of the more infamous people buried in Sleepy Hollow? Meet fallen angels and helpless victims on this two-hour walking tour. Hear about the flamboyant businesswoman branded “the wickedest woman in New York,” a debonair counterfeiter, victims of “the Mad Murderer of Sleepy Hollow,” a brotherly murder-suicide, and the celebrated opera singer who was alleged to have assaulted, extorted, and killed various of her seven husbands, and more. Subject matter is not suitable for children. Dates: June 3 and 17, July 1, 15 and 29 from 9 pm – 11 pm. August 12 and 26, and every Saturday night in September from 8 pm – 10 pm. The meeting point is the cemetery’s North Gate, 540 North Broadway. October and November tickets will be posted on September 1st.
Schedule a tour
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