The Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Inc., has a Mission: to promote the beautification, appreciation of and education about the Cemetery, which provides a peaceful venue to reflect on the lives of the people buried here.

The Friends are joyously celebrating 20 years of service in 2022!

In doing so, our Commemoration will be multi-faceted to include a Celebratory Breakfast at Concord's Colonial Inn on Saturday, 17 September 2022; an all-Town mailing that will highlight our history, detail our projects, and announce our donors. Also, we will present to the Town two permanent giftings.

Further details will be forthcoming.

This site gives more detailed information about The Friends.

Tax-deductible contributions are welcomed and deeply appreciated. The Donate tab provides the process for doing so.

Interested in learning more about Sleepy Hollow Cemetery?

The spring 2021 issue of Discover Concord on page 30 has the article "Beyond Authors Ridge," co-authored by two of our Board members, Susan Dee and Kevin Thomas Plodzik.

It details the researched information about not-so-well-known and assuredly interesting persons whose final resting place is in the Cemetery. The article serves as a guide for locating the grave sites of the individuals described.

The print publication can be obtained free of charge at over 50 business and retail locations in Town. In addition, the article can be viewed here.

The Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Inc., has carried out another successful project in the Cemetery.

Click here to read about our tree signage project of labeling Massachusetts indigenous trees and to print our tree location map.

Melvin Memorial

About the Cemetery

Luminaries Buried Here Include:

Bronson Alcott (teacher, writer, philosopher)
Louisa May Alcott (novelist)
Ephraim Wales Bull (horticulturist)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (essayist, lecturer, poet)
Daniel Chester French (sculptor)
Nathaniel Hawthorne (novelist)
Sophia Peabody Hawthorne (artist)
Samuel Hoar (lawyer, politician)
Judge Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar (lawyer, politician)
George Frisbie Hoar (Senator of Massachusetts)
Harriett M. Lothrop "Margaret Sidney" (author, publisher, preservationist)
Margaret Mulford Lothrop (educator, author, preservationist)
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (educator)
Franklin Sanborn (journalist, author, reformer)
Henry David Thoreau (author, poet, philosopher, naturalist)