Sleepy Hollow Cemetery In the Media


  • Cemetery Tours: Monuments to Die For. CBS Sunday Morning, October 31, 2010. Correspondent Rita Braver discusses cemetery symbolism with author and photographer Doug Keister, while SHC guide Linda Ford steals the show.
  • Good Morning America. The headless horseman gallops over the cemetery’s rustic bridge on GMA’s October 31, 2009 broadcast. Cemetery president Dave Logan also makes appearance. We’re a little mystified, though, about GMA’s identification of the Van Tassel home: shown is a 1929 vintage house, 110 years too young to have appeared in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
  • LXTV. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery’s walking tours made an appearance on NBC’s local-media channel on October 30, 2009. Our own Jim Logan is interviewed by LXTV’s Siafa Lewis.
  • Dead Art. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery was featured in an episode of VOOM Network’s 10-part exploration of the art and architecture of cemeteries. 2007.



  • Editor’s Space. New York Spaces magazine: October 2010 issue. Our evening tours get highlighted in the print and online editions.
  • Sleepy Hollow celebrates Washington Irving’s birthday in historic cemetery. The Journal News: Sunday, April 4, 2010. “It’s not every day that you get to go a birthday party at a cemetery. But when the cemetery is in Sleepy Hollow, and it’s the birthday of ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ author Washington Irving, it’s time for cake and music.”
  • My Hometown: Sleepy Hollow, NY. Family Circle: October 17, 2009. Unfortunately, the author confuses us with the adjoining Old Dutch Burying Ground.
  • Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Expansion. River Journal: July 2009. Our letter to the editor where we explain the reasons the cemetery is seeking to expand. Cemeteries are for the living, and we cordially invite all our neighbors (and everyone else, for that matter) to visit the natural beauty preserved by Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. We’re a unique local repository of flora and fauna, an outdoor sculpture garden, a virtual timeline of American history, and—most of all—the connection between our communities’ past and present.
  • Groundswell of Concerns Surface Over Cemetery. The Hudson Independent: July 2009. Some of our neighbors express concern about the cemetery’s hope to expand.
  • N.Y. Guard honors its Spanish flu victims. The Journal News: Monday, May 4, 2009. “[This year’s] annual ceremony at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery took on a more timely meaning – almost a century later the world is again battling a deadly form of influenza.”
  • The Rich and Famous, At Rest in Eden. The New York Times: Sunday, October 26, 2008. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is a top destination for high-profile, departed New Yorkers. We would mention one other: George Jones, co-founder of The New York Times.
  • Landmarks: Earthly Kingdoms. Endless Vacation: September/October 2008. We’re on this travel magazine’s top 10 list of must-see cemeteries.
  • Who’s Buried in Our Backyard? The Hudson Independent: October 2007. One of our local newpapers featured some of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery’s famous residents.
  • 25 Things to do This Fall. Rockland Magazine (The Journal News): September 13, 2006. The exhaustive calendar of events mentioned in thisshccalendar article is now on Sleepy Hollow Cemetery’s web site, and it’s more comprehensive than ever.
  • The Resting Spot of Giants. Westchester Magazine: May 2006. “Who thought a visit to a cemetery could be so life-inspiring?”
  • Legendary Sleepy Hollow Beckons. The Writer: October 2005. We’re flattered that our Sleepy Hollow Country article inspires imitation.
  • Spirited Adventures—The Hudson River Valley. American Spirit: September/October 2004. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and the adjacent Old Dutch Burying Ground were featured in Daughters of the American Revolution magazine.
  • Places to step inside an author’s life. USA Today: October 2, 2003. Sleepy Hollow is one of the best places to connect with a famous American author. Washington Irving, naturally.
  • Plotting Survival Of a Burial Ground. The New York Times: Sunday, August 24, 2003. “History goes only so far in helping . . . cope with modern-day realities.”
  • Tour of Quiet Monuments to Mortality. The New York Times: Sunday, November 21, 1999. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is featured in this introduction to several of Westchester County’s burying grounds.

Media contact

On-location video or photography for publication, broadcast, or commercial use must be arranged in advance through cemetery superintendent Jim Logan, 914-631-0081. Request stock or archival photography from Jim Logan,