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Classic Daytime Cemetery Tour

September 23, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The Walter Gurnee mausoleum is one stop on the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery daytime tour.

Soak up the beauty of this 174-year old cemetery while your guide regales you with stories of the fascinating people resting here in peace.

This two-hour daytime walk is 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.

You’ll pay homage to the great author, stop by some of the most interesting monuments in the old section before heading north to visit the final resting places of two-term Chicago Mayor Walter Gurnee, steel titan Andrew Carnegie, oilman William Rockefeller, two people vital to the success of Wells Fargo and American Express, and much more. Admire beautiful art, architecture and cool cemetery symbolism along the way.  This tour gives a great overview of why Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is so famous.

Please note that the Classic Daytime Tour is the same route as the Classic Evening Lantern tour. The content is exactly the same – it just starts in a different location.

Dates: Every Saturday and Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m in September. In October and November also 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon through Thanksgiving weekend.


September 23, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery South Gate
430 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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There’s something for everyone in Sleepy Hollow Country—farmers markets, live music, street fairs, historic homes, hiking trails, kayaking and boating on the Hudson River. Halloween season brings even more for the whole family—haunted hayrides, blazing pumpkins, costumed 10K run, Halloween parade, and of course, the Headless Horseman! For the latest on Fall events, visit our guide to Halloween in Sleepy Hollow.