Join the New York Obscura Society on the 13th of October 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."
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We'll be boarding the 6:25 pm Croton-Harmon bound Hudson line from Grand Central Terminal to Philipse Manor Station, arriving at 7:10 pm. If you want to travel with the Atlas Obscura group, meet us at the Grand Central Terminal clock in the main concourse at 6:10 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 7:30 pm. The tour will begin promptly.
We'll be returning on an 10:10 pm South-bound train and should arrive back at Grand Central by 11:10 pm.
Please note, transporation costs are not included in the price of a ticket, so buy your roundtrip train ticket at the station.
Be sure to wear sturdy shoes for nighttime cemetery walking!