Concord, Massachusetts: Authors' Ridge - The Literary Dead

You'll find a clump of famous writers in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery -- Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Address:
129 Bedford St, Concord, MA
Directions:
East of town on north side of Hwy 62/Bedford St. Relevant graves arrayed along Hillside Ave. and Ridge Path.
Hours:
Gates open daily 7-dusk. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
978-371-6299
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Grave of Louisa M. Alcott.

Authors' Ridge - The Literary Dead

The cemetery contains the graves of the great writers of the 1800s' transcendental era (Emerson, Alcott, Thoreau and Hawthorne). Also, the grave of artist Daniel Chester French -- who sculpted the minuteman at the nearby Old North Bridge, as well as the seated Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in DC.

People leave pens and pencils for their favorite authors and pennies (Lincoln memorial side up). Short walk from the center of town.

[Stacey, 12/28/2019]

Grave of Hawthorne.

Authors' Ridge - The Literary Dead

Well worth the stop to one of the most famous cemeteries, especially if your are a fan of the writers, Thoreau, Alcott, Emerson, and Hawthorne. Early American brat pack.

[Zannah Noe, 01/05/2014]

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