Afternoon guided tours — 2013 Dates
Advanced reservations required. $19.99.
Dig deeper into the history of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and its inhabitants. On these two-hour walks you’ll hear of Washington Irving, author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Revolutionary War veterans, wealthy industrialists, and others. We also introduce some of the cemetery art, architecture, and symbols on our grounds, and we almost always step into the cemetery’s 113-year-old underground receiving vault. Skill level: Some people may find the pace of our two-hour walking tours challenging. We cover more than a mile on foot and encounter stairs, unpaved roads, and hills. Please consider your own abilities when signing up for a tour.
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Evening guided tours — 2013 Dates
Advanced reservations required. $24.99.
Our classic evening lantern tours introduce you to some of the famous and infamous residents of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. After paying respects to Washington Irving, author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” we may visit a Revolutionary War militia captain, the cemetery’s Revolutionary War monument, the soaring Gothic monument of a wealthy merchant, industrialists Andrew Carnegie and William Rockefeller, and others. We also introduce some of the cemetery art and architecture on our grounds, and we almost always step into the cemetery’s 113-year-old underground receiving vault. Skill level: Some people may find the pace of our two-hour walking tours challenging. We cover more than a mile on foot and encounter stairs, unpaved roads, and hills. Please consider your own abilities when signing up for a tour.
• May: Saturdays, May 18, 25; 8 pm.
• July: Murder & Mayhem themed tour, Saturdays, July 6 and 13, 9 pm.
Murder & Mayhem introduces some of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery’s fallen angels and colorful incidents. Join us by lantern light as we meet both victims and perpetrators: the flamboyant businesswoman remembered as “the wickedest woman in New York,” a debonair counterfeiter, the scene of a grave robbery, victims of “the Mad Murderer of Sleepy Hollow,” and the celebrated opera singer who was alleged to have assaulted, extorted, and killed various of her seven husbands. • 2013 Dates: April 27, 8 pm. July 6 and 13, 9 pm.
There Goes the Neighborhood! Join Sara Mascia and Tara Van Tassell of our local historical society on these evening walking tours of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery as they discover our colorful local residents and some of our world famous inhabitants. You’ll visit author Washington Irving, self-styled frontiersman Alfred Weed, eccentric poet Minna Irving, business owner and social activist Amanda Foster, wealthy industrialists William Rockefeller and John Archbold, labor leader Samuel Gompers, and many others—all by the light of kerosene lanterns! Yes, Tara is a real Van Tassell, and she may even dish on her famous family! • 2013 Dates: There Goes the Neighborhood! tour dates are coming soon!
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Refunds and exchanges: All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds unless tour/event is canceled. Our tours leave promptly at the start time, if you arrive after the start time and the gates are locked, no refunds will be given. You must check in at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.
Weather: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery walking tours generally run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. If we cancel a tour due to severe weather such as high winds, lightning, or heavy rain, we will promptly refund your full purchase price.
Schedule a tour
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On your own
Walk or drive our 90 acre grounds during visiting hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily. Entrance is free to individual members of the public. Please note that tour buses and other large vehicles are not permitted without advanced arrangements; fees apply for tour operators, corporate, and other groups.
- Our full-color, 17” x 20” map is an indispensable guide to more than 50 special features of the cemetery. Purchase at the cemetery office during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm, closed major holidays) or at the Philipsburg Manor museum shop across the street from the cemetery’s south gate. Purchase now through www.sleepyhollowgiftsonline.com.
- We still offer free legal-sized maps of our 90 acres—perfect for a short, self-guided tour to 8 major figures in the cemetery. Pick up a copy at the cemetery office or at the cemetery’s south gate, adjacent to the Old Dutch Church. Download a PDF here.