Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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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

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

The Classic Tour Dig deeper into the history of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and its residents. On these two-hour walks you’ll hear of Washington Irving, author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Revolutionary War veterans, wealthy industrialists, and others. We also introduce some of the cemetery art, architecture, and symbols on our grounds, and we almost always step into the cemetery’s 116-year-old underground receiving vault. A great choice for first time visitors! Meeting point: South Gate (430 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow)

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 in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Learn more about the talented Mr. Irving and his influence on popular culture today on this popular one-hour tour.  Meeting point: South Gate (430 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow)
• November dates: The Classic, every Saturday and Sunday afternoon in November from 2 pm – 4 pm. Original Knickerbocker, Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 12 noon, and 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.

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Evening guided tours — 2016 dates

Advanced reservations required. $24.99.

lantern_tour • November dates: The Classic Lantern, November 4, 5, 6 11, and 12th from 7 pm – 9 pm and 10 pm – 12 midnight. November 13, 18, 19, 25 and 26th 7 pm – 9 pm only. Murder & Mayhem, Thursdays, November 3 and 10th and Saturdays, November 5 and 12th from 8 pm – 10 pm.

The Classic Lantern 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. A great choice for first time visitors! Meeting point: North Gate (540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow)

Murder & Mayhem This two-hour tour introduces some of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery’s fallen angels and colorful incidents. By lantern light you will meet both victims and perpetrators: the flamboyant businesswoman branded “the wickedest woman in New York,” a debonair counterfeiter, the scene of a grave robbery, 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. Subject matter is not suitable for children. Meeting point: North Gate (540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow)

The Good, the Bad and the Unusual Join Sara Mascia and Tara Van Tassell from our local historical society as they dish about our colorful local residents and some of our world famous inhabitants. You can guess who will be good, bad, or unusual! Among the many locals are self-styled frontiersman Alfred Weed, poet and eccentric Minna Irving, and wealthy industrialists William Rockefeller and John Archbold. They will also bring guests to visit some of the individuals who became locals by making Sleepy Hollow their final resting place, such as labor leader Samuel Gompers, and many others all by the light of kerosene lanterns. Yes, Tara is a real Van Tassell! Meeting point: North Gate (540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow)

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