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“Best as the sun sets”

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Ranked #5 of 31 things to do in Concord
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Nineteenth-century luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are buried here.
Princeton, New Jersey
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195 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Best as the sun sets”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

How to rate cemetaries? If one thinks of them as sculpture parks, then there are others more elaborate - Mt. Auburn for one. But this does have some variety including the stones of the Alcotts, the Thoreaus, the Hawthornes, Waldo and Lydian, etc. For those interested in just paying respects to certain folks, signage could be better. But to get a sense of the town and the place where some of those buried here once played and mused, this gets high marks. We visited after visiting the Orchard House in the early evening - quiet, uncluttered, capping a great day in town.

Visited September 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Peaceful, as you'd expect.....”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Had a good wander around here and even found the Louise Alcott plot (Little Women), which brought back some memories for my wife

Visited October 2012
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

SO beautiful! Hard to find some sites but spending time here is tranquil and interesting and it was awe inspiring to see the final resting place of some of America's greatest resources....

Visited September 2013
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Mount Laurel
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105 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Tourist free”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

A bit hard to find the graves we were looking for. They were up a steep hill. Hawthorne, Thoreau, the entire Alcott clan. I took
pictures.

Visited September 2013
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Author's Row”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

I visited this cemetery on a gorgeous sunny day in June 2013. The cemetery was so peaceful and it was a real inspiration to see the humble graves of the Alcotts.

Visited June 2013
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