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“Nice place to walk around”

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Ranked #4 of 33 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.
Reviewed 19 December 2013

Easy to get lost looking for the famous graves, but fun to get lost in just the same. Very well-kept and a nice place to walk around in and get some exercise, lots of hills.

1  Thank mothballs1993
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Famous families on a hillside just off the center of town. Enjoy the quintessential New England town shopping and eating along with experiencing the gravesides of those who were part of history.

Thank CrankinSteve
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

This cemetery is a bit less than 200 years old ( Concord has several other graveyards which are nearly 400 years old) yet it still has import, here the 1st woman in the USA who received a drivers license is buried, also Ephraim Wales Bull is interred here…he cultivated the tasty wild grapes which grew on a hillside in his back yard, and his work resulted in the famous "Concord Grape".
Welchs Concord Grape Company is still headquartered in Concord,Mass., and a California vintner told me that 89% of the cultivated grapes in the USA today,have their origins in Concord,Mass.
Sadly for Mr. Bull, he never profits from his years of work because neighbors stole onto his land and took cuttings without paying him. His gravestone is famous, it states "He sowed, others reaped"
Daniel Chester French is buried here too. He, as a young boy,took up drawing and painting,but on his 21st birthday, the younger sister of Louisa May Alcott gave him a set of sculpting tools, stating that many people can draw and paint,but few knew how to sculpt,and sculpted he did…his most famous work is "Seated Lincoln" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,DC, and, if you go there you will see Mr. Frenchs hands, as he used his own hands as the "model" for Lincolns hands. ( and he created it in such a way that Lincolns right hand spells out the letter "A" and his left hand spells out the letter "L" in American Sign Language (ASL) standing for "Abraham Lincoln"
On Authors Ridge you will see the graves of Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Henry David Thoreau and several other New England writers, in a very nice setting. There is no fee to visit,parking free too,and it's surrounded by the Minuteman National Park,very close to the spot where the "Shot heard round the World" ignited the American Revolution.

2  Thank Oldwarrior
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

This is a beautiful site, and so peaceful. Author's Ridge was definitely a highlight of my visit to Concord. The paths wind around and lead to fascinating discoveries, so many people rest here! I visited near sunset in late fall and the atmosphere was perfect; calming, reflective, and perfect for a quiet walk. Nothing morbid about this cemetery!

Thank TravelShae
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Author's Ridge is worth a visit. It is clearly, though discreetly, marked on stone markers. The rest of the cemetery is beautiful as well.

Thank bondoobay
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