The Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery are citizens who comprise a non-profit community organization with a mission to further enhance and promote the preservation, beautification, and appreciation of the public burial grounds in the Town of Concord. Those burial grounds include Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (1823), Old Hill Burying Ground (1670), and South Burying Place (1690).


Postponed: The Location Manager for “Little Women” Movie to Speak on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Annual Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Breakfast Event


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)

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