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. In October, the cemetery hosts literary events featuring the work of Edgar Allan Poe and ghost stories by Washington Irving. For younger children there is shadow puppetry, for older children Spooky Stories!
Daytime guided tours — 2018 dates
Advance reservations required. Two-hour afternoon tours $19.99.
• 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. Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 2 pm – 4 pm through September. October dates will be posted September 1st. The meeting point is the cemetery’s South Gate, 430 North Broadway.
Evening guided tours — 2018 dates
Advance 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 starting March 31st. Start times vary based on sunset; check dates for specific start times. October dates will be posted September 1st. The meeting point is the cemetery’s North Gate, 540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY.
Schedule a tour
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