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 — 2015 Dates Advance reservations required. Daytime tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on select weekdays. Depending on the date, the theme varies, as does the starting time. The Classic Tour Dig deeper into the history of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and its residents. On these two-hour walks you’ll… [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 the macabre.  Poe will read favorites from his stories and poems.  Monday, October 12 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and also 8:00-9:00 p.m. Pro(s)e of Pie The Hudson Valley's favorite true storytelling series returns to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery for its third annual Halloween Special. The evening … [Read More...]


Halloween Painting with Artist Heather Gleason

Halloween Painting with Artist Heather Gleason Join us on Saturday, October 3rd from 12:30-4:30 p.m. for a Halloween fun-filled painting class! Local Halloween artist Heather Gleason will teach you the step-by-step process of painting a variety of her Spooky Characters to create a one of a kind Halloween-themed painting using acrylic paints. Let Heather teach you how to create some of her favorite characters like The Sinister Scarecrow, Malevolent Moon, The … [Read More...]