Join us for a lantern-lit night tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and learn of 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 more real unsettling history in addition to its fabled headless rider.
Lit by the light of gas lanterns, we'll encounter both the victims and 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 various 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."
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We will board the 7:20 pm Croton-Harmon bound train from Grand Central Terminal to Philipse Manor Station, arriving at 8:12 pm. If you want to travel with the Atlas Obscura group, meet at the Grand Central Terminal clock in the main concourse at 7:05 pm.
From there it is a 15 minute walk to the cemetery. Those traveling by car can meet us there at 8:30 pm. (Please note, transporation costs are not included in the price of a ticket, so buy your train ticket at the station.) There are return trains at 10:10 pm and 11:10 pm.
Note: Be sure to wear sturdy shoes for nighttime cemetery walking!
Please note this event is sold out.