Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sleepy Hollow

Two weeks ago I posted about visiting Walden Pond in Concord Massachusetts.  A visit to Concord would not be complete without at stop at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.  When I visited in the mid 90's, it was a chilly and damp fall day, perfect weather for a walking around the rolling hills of this historic place.  The cemetery was dedicated in 1855 by Ralph Waldo Emerson who was buried there some 10 years after it's dedication.

There many well known people buried in this place like Louisa May Alcott and other members of her family.

And of course the Thoreau family graves can be found here.  Nathaniel Hawthorne is also buried in this famous cemetery.  Wandering around the hills of this place on a gloomy fall day its easy to see how this place inspired tales of the supernatural.


Lowell said...

I went through the area many years ago but did not visit the cemetery. It looks so crowded with all those people just dying to get in!

William Kendall said...

A visit to that cemetery would fascinate me!

Catalyst said...

My wife and I have always enjoyed touring cemeteries. A couple of our friends think we're kind of crazy. This one would be a special treat with all those literary graves.

Thérèse said...

Very much true!