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Sleepy Hollow cemetery tours offered this month

The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery will offer several cemetery tours in October and November. Advance tickets are required; no on-site purchase will be available.
Daytime Guided Tours

  • The Original Knickerbocker: Washington Irving & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.Meet the father of the American short story on this one-hour tour.  Learn all about Washington Irving, his impact on American literature and the appeal of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, which recently celebrated its Bicentennial.

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m.-12 noon and 1:00-2:00 p.m. through November 27th. In October, every day from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

  • Classic Daytime Tour. This two-hour daytime walk pays homage to Washington Irving before heading north to visit the final resting places of two-term Chicago Mayor Walter Gurnee, steel titan Andrew Carnegie, oilman William Rockefeller, and much more.

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. through November 27th.
2022 Evening Lantern Tours

  • Classic Evening Lantern Tour. Step back in time and explore the cemetery by kerosene lantern light! This two-hour evening tour gives you a great overview of why Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is so famous.

Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in October. Select dates in November.

  • American Aristocrats. Short on time? Make the most of it and meet the crème de la crème on this one-hour lantern tour! Meet some of the American Aristocrats who shaped our country with their ambitious visions and amassed sizable fortunes in the process.

Dates: Daily in October 7:30-8:30 p.m. Also 9:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in October. Select evenings in November.

Murder & Mayhem
The true stories on this two-hour lantern tour are so grim, you just might have nightmares! Curious to learn about a family that lost 5 children one terrible afternoon, or a horrific murder that led police on a multi-state chase? Maybe you’d like to hear about a son who shot his father before turning the gun on himself, and a daughter who poisoned her mother? If so, then this is the tour for you! Subject matter is not suitable for children under 18. For the enjoyment of all tour goers, please respect this policy.

Dates: Thursday and Saturday nights in October from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The Good, the Bad and the Unusual!
Learn about several intriguing locals as well as some of our world- famous inhabitants. You can guess who will be good, bad, or unusual! Among the many locals are poet and eccentric Minna Irving, chocolatier William Wallace, and popular neighbor “Uncle” Washington Irving.
Dates:  Sunday, October 23 from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon.
To purchase tickets for any of the tours, go to:  http://sleepyhollowcemetery.org/walking-tours/

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