Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
I send you herewith a plan of a rural cemetery projected by some of the worthies of Tarrytown, on the woody hills adjacent to the Sleepy Hollow Church. I have no pecuniary interest in it, yet I hope it may succeed, as it will keep that beautiful and umbrageous neighborhood sacred from the anti-poetical and all-leveling axe. Besides, I trust that I shall one day lay my bones there.
“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’.”
Doug Keister, Stories in Stone
Important: the cemetery's expectations for your visit are at: http://sleepyhollowcemetery.org/visiting/ The cemetery reminds everyone to act as if they are attending the funeral or grave of a beloved relative or friend. Others will be doing exactly that.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is, as required by state law, a private non-profit institution owned collectively by its lot owners. All operations and services are funded by its lot owners, burial fees, and donations. It receives no public funding.
Grounds close promptly at 4:30 pm, no entry after 4:30 pm.
Founded in 1849, this private cemetery is non-profit and non-sectarian. There are over 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.
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.
A full-color, 17” x 20” map to more than 50 special features of the cemetery is available for purchase online through Sleepy Hollow Gifts.
540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-631-0081. http://sleepyhollowcemetery.org
Hours: Visiting: 8 am to 4:30 pm, daily. Office: 8 am to 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri.
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.