Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Walking Tours

Daytime guided tours — 2016 Dates

Advance reservations required.

Soak up the beauty of this 167-year old cemetery while your guide regales you with stories of the fascinating people resting here in peace. Our two-hour guided walks are the perfect way “to have a colloquy among the tombs” as Washington Irving, famous author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, did himself back in 1849. $19.99. Meeting point: South Gate (430 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow)

Dates: Sunday afternoons from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in April, May and June.

Evening guided tours — 2016 Dates

Advance reservations required.

Explore the grounds of our beautiful cemetery after dark by kerosene lantern light! Your guide will entertain you with stories about the fascinating people resting here in peace, as you soak up the unique atmosphere of being in a cemetery after hours.  $24.99. Meeting point: North Gate (540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow)

Dates: Saturday evenings in April, May and June.  Check individual dates for start times.

Have a question?  Email us at tours@sleepyhollowcemetery.org  or call us at (914) 631-0081 during office hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Purchase by phone: 1-888-71-TICKETS Monday-Friday, 9AM to 9PM EST.

Parking:  There is plenty of free parking inside both gates.

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 steep hills.  Please consider your own abilities when signing up for a tour.

Weather: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery walking tours generally run rain or shine. 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.

Refunds and exchanges: All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds unless the tour 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.


Group tours

Tour operators, corporate, school and civic groups, email us at tours@sleepyhollowcemetery.org for information about scheduling your group. Please note that ALL public and private organized group tours MUST be conducted by Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. External organizations and parties are expressly prohibited from using the Cemetery for personal profit or private activities not first approved by the Cemetery.


On your own

Entrance is free to individual members of the public.  Walk or drive our 90 acre grounds during visiting hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.  Please note that tour buses and other large vehicles are not permitted without advance arrangements; access fees apply for all 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 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.

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