As of May 1, 2021, the cemetery plans to run walking tours in compliance with applicable state COVID-19 regulations. Advance tickets are required; no on-site purchase will be available.
2021 Daytime Guided Tours
• The Original Knickerbocker: Washington Irving & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Did you know Washington Irving lived through a viral epidemic, too? And why is he called the Original Knickerbocker anyway? Come on this one-hour walking tour and find out! Learn more about the talented Mr. Irving, his enormous impact on American Literature and the enduring appeal of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, which recently celebrated its Bicentennial. It’s a fun way to spend an hour exploring the south end of the cemetery!
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, May through September, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and also 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
2021 Evening Lantern Tours
• The Classic Evening Lantern Tour. Soak up the history of this famous cemetery by the light of kerosene lanterns! It’s like stepping back in time as you visit some of the most impressive residents, including William Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, John Dustin Archbold and others resting in peace in the north end. As this is only a one-hour tour, you’ll need to visit during the day to see Washington Irving’s grave.
Dates: Saturday nights in May 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday nights in June, 9 pm.
Saturday nights in July, 9 pm.
Saturday nights in August, 8:30 pm.
Saturday nights in September, 8 pm.