A trip to Sleepy Hollow isn’t complete without a visit to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and its famous residents, including Elizabeth Arden, Brooke Astor, Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler, Samuel Gompers, Washington Irving, and William Rockefeller. Author Doug Keister sums it up: “Sleepy Hollow has it all; spooky lilting 18th century death’s head tombstones, twisting narrow roads, majestic mausoleums and magnificent statuary, perfectly placed onto a hilly woodland canvas. It’s a cemetery with a capital ‘C’.”
2017 Daytime guided tours
Advance reservations required. Two-hour afternoon tours $19.99.
• 2017 dates: 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, May through September, and on Memorial Day.
2017 Evening tours
Advance reservations required. Two-hour evening tours $24.99.
• 2017 dates: 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.