Sleepy Hollow Cemetery tours and events

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. Cemetery raconteur 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’.”

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery’s guided tours run April through November. Other programs and events run year round.

Daytime guided tours — 2017 dates

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery afternoon tour

Advanced reservations required. Two-hour 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 to 4 pm, May through September.

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Evening guided tours — 2017 dates

Advanced reservations required. $24.99.

_DSC6928 The Classic Lantern tour follows the same route as the daytime tour, but the atmosphere is completely different in the dark. This tour is offered every Saturday night in May at 8:30 pm. June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22 at 9 pm. August 5 and 19 at 8 pm. Every Friday and Saturday night in September at 8 pm.

Schedule a tour

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