Join us this autumn for some fun special events – read on for more details!
Champagne Cocktails with the Dead
Back by popular demand, we are offering special access to some of the most impressive private mausoleums on the grounds of this 170-year old cemetery.
The interest was so great and tickets sold out so quickly last year that we are offering the same program again for those who missed out. Enjoy champagne cocktails and light refreshments as we unveil these secret places! Learn the remarkable history of the families they were built for, revel in the beauty of their design and decoration, and help preserve this special place for generations to come with your attendance. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold for this unique event.
We would like to thank the families for graciously granting their permission. Fundraising events like these help ensure the long-term preservation of the cemetery by keeping the history alive for visitors. Date & Time: Sunday, September 29th from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Ages 21 and up only.
Create Your Very Own Headless Horseman Painting
Halloween artist Heather Gleason will show you the step-by-step process of painting your own Headless Horseman canvas painting! Each participant will receive a 11 x 14″ canvas panel, brushes and paints. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Take home your very own unique painting and a spooktacular gift handmade by Heather. Seats are limited and sell out quickly! Date & Time: Saturday, October 5th from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Horace Whitley and the Unimaginable Horror
An ancient tomb of evil! Horrific creatures from beyond space and time! A gentleman fond of fine Uruguayan scotch! Join intrepid adventurer Horace Whitley as he recounts his sick and twisted descent into the darkest heart of Belize in search of knowledge man was never meant to know. Not for the faint of heart. Or children. Or anyone easily offended. Or pirates. Definitely for fans of H. P. Lovecraft, Roald Dahl and anyone who loves a rollicking good story! Date & Time: Sunday, October 6th from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe, who lived his last few years in a cottage 20 miles from Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, rises from the dead for an evening of mystery and macabre. Poe himself will regale you with favorites from his own stories and poems. Date & Times: Columbus Day Monday, October 14th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and also 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Beyond the Legend
Washington Irving wrote a fair number of haunting ghost stories besides his famous short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. Local storyteller David Neilsen brings some of these gripping tales to life in front of your eyes! What better place to enjoy them than in the memorial chapel named after the great author himself? Dates & Time: Thursdays, October 17th and 24th from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Spooky Stories from Six Feet Under
Halloween fun for the younger ones! Enjoy four spine-tingling cemetery tales of ghoulish ghosts, spooky specters, and fiendish fools. The family that screams together, stays together! Dates: Sundays, October 20st and 27th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.
100% of all ticket sales go directly to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Historic Fund that helps preserve the monuments and memorials on the grounds. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Thank you so much for your support!