Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
The chamber of commerce offers tours of revolutionary, literary and colonial Concord. Tours depart from the Colonial Inn; reservations...
Concord Bike Tours
Highly recommended bicycle tours explore different themes of Concord's history, such as revolutionary sites, Concord authors or the...
The grassy center of Monument Sq is a favorite resting and picnicking spot for cyclists touring Concord's scenic roads. At the...
Concord Cheese Shop
This is a cheese shop, as it claims, with an excellent selection of imported and local cheese, as well as wine and other specialty food...
Bedford St · interesting places nearby
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery information
This is the final resting place for the most famous Concordians. Though the entrance is only a block east of Monument Sq, the most interesting part, Authors’ Ridge , is a 15-minute walk along Bedford St. Henry David Thoreau and his family are buried here, as are the Alcotts and the Hawthornes. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s tombstone is a large, uncarved rose-quartz boulder, an appropriate Transcendentalist symbol.
Nearby is the Melvin Memorial , a much-photographed monument to the memory of three Concord brothers who died in the Civil War. It’s the work of Daniel French, who is also buried in Sleepy Hollow.