Obscura Society NY: Murder and Mayhem Nighttime Tour at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - Atlas Obscura

Sleepy Hollow

Obscura Society NY: Murder and Mayhem Nighttime Tour at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Join us for an adventure into the heart of darkness on the Hudson, through one of its most historic cemeteries.

Join Field Agent Rachael Mare for a lantern-lit night tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and learn some of the ghoulish stories interred in its history.

This Murder & Mayhem tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery focuses on some of the fallen angels of Sleepy Hollow and its more "colorful" incidents. While the historic cemetery on the Hudson River is perhaps best known as a locale in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," there is a real and unsettling history to the site in addition to its fabled headless rider.

Lit by the light of gas lanterns, we'll encounter both the victims and the perpetrators of heinous crimes, such as the flamboyant businesswoman remembered as "the wickedest woman in New York," as well as a debonair counterfitter, and an opera singer said to have killed several of her seven husbands. We'll also witness the scene of a grave robbery and learn of the victims of "the Mad Murderer of Sleepy Hollow."

Advanced tickets necessary.

Questions? Email: rachael.mare@atlasobscura.com


We'll be boarding the 7:25 pm Croton-Harmon bound Hudson line from Grand Central Terminal to Philipse Manor Station, arriving at 8:11 pm. If you want to travel with the Atlas Obscura group, meet us at the Grand Central Terminal clock in the main concourse at 7:10 pm.

From the Phillipse Manor Station it is a 15 minute walk to the cemetery. Those traveling by car can meet us at the cemetery's North entrance at 8:30 pm.

We'll be returning on an 11:10 pm South-bound train and should arrive back at Grand Central by about 12 am.

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for cemetery walking!