Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery map

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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 — 2016 dates

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery afternoon tour

Advance reservations required. Two-hour tours $19.99; one-hour Original Knickerbocker tours $9.99.

The Classic Tour: Soak up the beauty of this 167-year old cemetery while your guide regales you with stories of the fascinating people resting here in peace. These two-hour guided walks are the perfect way “to have a colloquy among the tombs” as Washington Irving, famous author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, did himself back in 1849.

The Classic Tour: Sunday afternoons from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in April, May and June.

For reservations: buy tickets online.

Evening guided tours — 2016 dates

Advance reservations required. $24.99.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery lantern

The Classic Evening Tour: Explore the grounds of this beautiful cemetery after dark by kerosene lantern light! Your guide will entertain you with stories about the fascinating people resting here in peace, as you soak up the unique atmosphere of being in a cemetery after hours.

The Classic Lantern Tour: Saturday evenings starting March 26th, April, May and June. Check individual dates for start times.
Murder & Mayhem: To be announced.

For reservations: buy tickets online.

Schedule a tour

Tour operators, corporate groups, and other organizations, please email for more information.