“cemetery belongs to the plot owners”
The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is situated on the easterly bank of the Hudson River, at Tarrytown, County of Westchester, and is fourteen miles north of the boundary line of the city of New York. It is easily accessible and its surroundings will probably protect it for centuries to come from the inevitable fate which, earlier or later, overtakes all burial places which check the growth of cities. The cemetery belongs to the plot owners, every one of whom is entitled to a voice in its management and control. It is in no sense a speculative enterprise, but is an earnest effort to supply a resting place for the dead. Its lands are exempt from taxation, and the plots cannot be sold upon execution for debt issued against the plot owner. The plots become absolutely inalienable after a burial is made in them, except with the consent and upon an order issued by the Supreme Court. The humane policy of the law provides that the repose of the dead shall not be disturbed by hungry greed or cruel misfortune.
I came during the fall and this was probably the most beautiful cemetery I’ve ever visited. Make sure you have plenty of time, I gave myself an hour to wander and it wasn’t enough time to see the whole place. Wear comfortable walking shoes, much of the cemetery is walking only and the ground is hilly and uneven in parts.
Amazing. Stones were so unique.
It is a large cemetery with beautiful old stones. They do close the gates at 4:30pm.
This place sets off some sort of eerie luminosity which is really awesome if you are a Sleepy Hollow fan. Washington Irving's grave was very easy to find. The Old Dutch Church was closed. But we took a peek inside through the window. Nice little town!
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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
- Sun - Sat: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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