This picture was taken by Rachel (who’s an amazing photographer, by the way) during a trip we took to Sleepy Hollow, New York. That was an incredible trip. We took tons of pictures, but my favorites were from the old cemetery, where we spent at least an hour or so wandering around.
This picture is from the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, which is a burial ground that occupies about 90 acres. Washington Irving, the author of the famous “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” ghost story, is buried there.
The cemetery was impressive. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in America in 2009, and it has many elaborate and gothic tombstone and mausoleums. The picture I included above is just one of the many cool tombstone and statues.
The cemetery is operated as a nonprofit and it’s well-maintained. The grounds, in my opinion, were immaculately tended to. The cemetery also is right next to the churchyard of the Old Dutch Church, which is a colonial-era church that was the setting of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
If you are a fan of ghost stories, I highly recommend visiting Sleepy Hollow, and especially this cemetery. We went during the spring (I think) and were told the fall season is crazy because of the crowds, festivals, and gatherings around Halloween. So, pro tip: If you want the full Sleepy Hollow experience and want to visit around Halloween time, prices will be higher and you should definitely book well in advance.