Daytime guided tours — 2016 Dates
Advance reservations required. Two-hour classic tours $19.99. One-hour Original Knickerbocker tours $9.99 Buy online and save! Phone orders are subject to a $2 per ticket surcharge.
The Classic Tour 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. A great choice for first time visitors! Meeting point: South Gate (430 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow)
Dates: Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon in October (plus Columbus Day Monday) and November from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Original Knickerbocker – Washington Irving & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Trace the footsteps of Washington Irving’s most famous character – Ichabod Crane in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – as you walk to the author’s final resting place in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Learn more about the talented Mr. Irving and his influence on popular culture today on this popular one-hour tour. Meeting point: South Gate (430 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow)
October & November Dates: Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-12 noon, and 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Also, Columbus Day Monday from 11:00-12 noon. October 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and Halloween from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Skill level: Some people may find the pace of our 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.
Have a question? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 914-631-0081 during office hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Evening guided tours — 2016 Dates
Advance reservations required. $24.99 Buy online and save! Phone orders are subject to a $2 per ticket surcharge.
The Classic Lantern Tour Explore the grounds of our beautiful 167-year old 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. Meeting point: North Gate (540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow)
September Dates: Every Friday night in September from 8:00-10:00 p.m.
October Dates: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus Halloween night from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.-12 midnight. Also, weekdays October 19, 24, 25, 26, and 27th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
November Dates: November 4, 5, 6 11, and 12th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.-12 midnight. November 13, 19, and 26th 7:00-9:00 p.m. only.
Murder & Mayhem This two-hour tour 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 branded “the wickedest woman in New York,” a debonair counterfeiter, the scene of a grave robbery, victims of “the Mad Murderer of Sleepy Hollow,” a brotherly murder-suicide, and the celebrated opera singer who was alleged to have assaulted, extorted, and killed various of her seven husbands. Subject matter is not suitable for children. Meeting point: North Gate (540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow)
October Dates: Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Halloween 8:00-10:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.-12 midnight.
November Dates: Thursdays, November 3 and 10th and Saturdays, November 5 and 12th from 8:00-10:00 p.m.
The Good, the Bad and the Unusual Join Sara Mascia and Tara Van Tassell from our local historical society as they dish about our colorful local residents and some of our world famous inhabitants. You can guess who will be good, bad, or unusual! Among the many locals are self-styled frontiersman Alfred Weed, poet and eccentric Minna Irving, and wealthy industrialists William Rockefeller and John Archbold. They will also bring guests to visit some of the individuals who became locals by making Sleepy Hollow their final resting place, such as labor leader Samuel Gompers, and many others all by the light of kerosene lanterns. Yes, Tara is a real Van Tassell! Meeting point: North Gate (540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow)
September Dates: September 30th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
October Dates: October 1, 14 and 15 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Purchase by phone: 1-888-71-TICKETS Monday-Friday, 9 am to 9 am EST.
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.
Parking: There is ample free parking on site for both daytime and lantern tours.
Schedule a tour
Tour operators, corporate and civic groups, email us at email@example.com 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 authorized in advance by the Cemetery.
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 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.