The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Historic Fund

The mission of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Historic Fund is to promote and advance the welfare of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery of Tarrytown. Our goal is to preserve and maintain monuments, buildings and edifices at the Cemetery that are of historic, cultural, and architectural significance. We aim to encourage and advance the public knowledge and… [Continue Reading]


Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Walking Tours

Daytime guided tours — 2014 Dates Advance reservations required. Two-hour tours $19.99; one-hour Original Knickerbocker tours $9.99. Please note at which gate each tour starts. • October dates: The Classic Tour: All October Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 13 at 10:30 a.m. The Original Knickerbocker: Washington Irving & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: In October every… [Continue Reading]


Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Burial Services

Riverview Natural Burial Grounds Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, that “Sleepy” place which serves as the backdrop to Washington Irving’s short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, is largely just that – a quiet and sleepy resting place where little seems to ever change. Following the Pocantico River as it meanders through the pristine terrain of the… [Continue Reading]


Special Events

Autumn Events in the Cemetery

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe, who lived his last few years in a cottage 20 miles from Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, rises from the dead for an evening of mystery and macabre. Poe, portrayed by Rob Velella, will read favorites from his own stories and poems. Monday, October 13th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and 8:00-9:00 p.m. Spooky Stories From Six Feet Under Kids aged 7 and up are sure to enjoy spine-tingling cemetery tales of ghoulish ghosts, spooky … [Read More...]