The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery was incorporated in 1849 when the Old Dutch Church ran out of room. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is an active cemetery spread over 85 acres. You may take photos for your personal use but please don't touch any of the grave markers or monuments. You can pick up a map at the cemetery office to help you find specific graves but I found it more enjoyable just to wander. There isn't much room to park so once you find somewhere to pull over you will need to walk anyways.
You will find head stones spanning many years. Their designs range from the very simple to highly ornate.
Many of the monuments are spectacular. The craftsmanship is quite impressive.
Probably one of my favorite features about the cemetery are all the mausoleums. The older ones have vines and moss growing on them to make for wonderful textures.
Of course there are plenty of famous people buried here like William Rockefeller and Walter Chrysler.
One interesting grave site is that of Andrew Carnegie. It is very simple and you could easily overlook it if you weren't paying attention.
If you go to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery be sure to peek inside some of the mausoleums to see some beautiful stained and painted glass.
Over in the Old Dutch Church Yard you will find even older headstones. These are all plain stones but interesting as well. The church was built in 1697.
If you are looking for the Headless Horseman Bridge you are out of luck. There is only a plaque at the spot where the bridge used to be on the road near the church.
If you decide to go to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery plan on spending several hours walking the peaceful roads. It is a beautiful place and well worth a trip.
You can see more of our photos over on our photo site. BG Customs Photography.