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.

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.

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.

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Schedule a tour

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