Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-631-0081. Founded in 1849, the cemetery is non-profit and non-sectarian. There are nearly 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. A full-color, 17” x 20” map to more than 50 special features of the cemetery is available for purchase at the cemetery office during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, closed major holidays), online through Sleepy Hollow Gifts, or at the Philipsburg Manor museum shop at 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. 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.

Visiting hours: The cemetery is open to visitors Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Grounds and gates close at 4:30 pm. Office hours: Monday through Friday, except major holidays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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.


Tours and other events

Check our Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown calendar for more special events. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery runs tours from April through November. Their 2013 schedule is below.

Afternoon guided tours — 2013 dates

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery afternoon tour

Advanced reservations required. Two-hour tours $19.99; one-hour tours $9.99.

Dig deeper into the history of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and its inhabitants. On these two-hour walks you’ll hear of Washington Irving, author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Revolutionary War veterans, wealthy industrialists, and others. You’ll also be introduced to some of the cemetery art, architecture, and symbols on the grounds, and tours almost always step into the cemetery’s 113-year-old underground receiving vault.

• 2013 Dates: Morning and afternoon walking tours are complete for the season.

Questions about Sleepy Hollow Cemetery tours? Email tours@sleepyhollowcemetery.org.

Evening guided tours — 2013 dates

Advanced reservations required. $24.99.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery lantern

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery lantern tour

These popular evening lantern tours introduce you to some of the famous and infamous residents of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery—all by the flickering light of kerosene lanterns. After paying respects to Washington Irving, author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” you may visit a Revolutionary War militia captain, the cemetery’s Revolutionary War monument, the soaring Gothic monument of a wealthy merchant, industrialists Andrew Carnegie and William Rockefeller, and others. You’ll also be introduced to some of the cemetery art, architecture, and symbols on the grounds, and tours often step into the cemetery’s 113-year-old underground receiving vault.

• November:
Classic lantern tour, Saturdays, November 16, 23, 30, 7 pm.

Questions about Sleepy Hollow Cemetery tours? Email tours@sleepyhollowcemetery.org.

Themed tour. Murder & Mayhem introduces some of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery’s fallen angels and colorful incidents. By the flickering light of a lantern you’ll meet both victims and perpetrators: the flamboyant businesswoman remembered as “the wickedest woman in New York,” a debonair counterfeiter, the scene of a grave robbery, a brotherly murder-suicide, and the celebrated opera singer who was alleged to have assaulted, extorted, and killed various of her seven husbands. • 2013 Dates: Complete for the season.

Themed tour.  The Original Knickerbocker: Washington Irving & the Legend of Sleepy Hollow traces the footsteps of Washington Irving’s most famous character—Ichabod Crane in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”—as we walk to the author’s final resting place. Learn more about the talented Mr. Irving and his influence on popular culture today. We will also enter the cemetery’s 113-year old receiving vault, stop at a Revolutionary War monument, visit wealthy industrialists, as well as admire the cemetery’s lovely art and architecture during this one-hour walking tour. • 2013 Dates: Complete for the season.

Themed tour. The Good, the Bad and the Unusual. Join Sara Mascia and Tara Van Tassell (yep, she’s a real Van Tassell) as they discover our colorful local residents and some of our world famous inhabitants. You’ll visit author Washington Irving, inventor and self-styled frontiersman Alfred Weed, eccentric poet Minna Irving, business owner and social activist Amanda Foster, wealthy industrialists William Rockefeller and John Archbold, labor leader Samuel Gompers, and many others—all by the light of kerosene lanterns. You might even talk Tara into spinning a few tales of her legendary family!
2013 Dates: Complete for the season.

Schedule a tour

Tour operators, corporate groups, and other organizations, please email tours@sleepyhollowcemetery.org for more information.


Spooky Stories From Six Feet Under

DaveHeadLocal storyteller David Neilsen presents four spine-tingling cemetery tales of ghoulish ghosts, spooky specters, and fiendish fools. The family that screams together, stays together! For kids aged 7-12.

David Neilsen has been bringing his particular brand of madness to audiences of all ages for more than 20 years.

When: Sunday, October 20, 4:30 pm. Saturday, November 2, 4:30 pm.

Where: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery office/chapel, 540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591.

Cost: Children 7 to 12: $8. Over 12 and adults: $12.