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 specters, and fiendish fools. The family that screams together, stays together! Sundays, October 19th & 26th from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Dinner with the Dead
Kick off the Halloween festivities this year with a celebration for the 165th anniversary of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and the 125th anniversary of the Historical Society serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown.  This legendary duo has teamed up to bring you a decidedly un-haunted event featuring a delicious dinner by the bite.  Share in the company of several special guests who have left their “final” resting places to join us for an evening of revelry.  For more information call (914) 747-0519, or visit

Beyond the Legend:  Irving’s Ghost Stories
Washington Irving wrote a fair number of haunting ghost stories besides his famous The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Local storyteller David Neilsen brings some of these gripping tales to life in front of your eyes! Thursdays, October 23 & 30 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

All events take place in the historic Irving Chapel at the North Gate, 540 N. Broadway. Tickets: children 7 to 12: $8. Over 12 and adults: $12.

Ticket sales go directly to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Historic Fund that helps preserve the monuments and memorials.