The final part of family time around NYC was a stop in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. We entered through the main gate, where there was a handy bathroom and also a pile of free maps for the cemetery itself (there is an upgraded/more in depth map for sale inside if you want to pay for that). The grounds cover 90 acres, so it’s good to have a car with you as you can drive to the various sites of dead famous historical figures.
It was an intensely sunny day, so these images aren’t too spooky. Some very impressive mausoleums though.
The cemetery has a lot of rules – speed limits, dogs must stay on leashes, no video cameras, no commercial photography, etc etc etc. So here’s some images I took.
The main entrance gate after we already entered.
The office and chapel – where we found the map!
This one has a magic lamp on the top of a pillar.
Opposite the Rockefeller mausoleum was this (IMO) more interesting mausoleum.
The Bronze Lady Sculpture at the Thomas Mausoleum.
There were a few like this one. Very interesting.
Ok, her sitting there and watching the door is kinda creepy.
The layout at the top of the hill.
Hidden under a tree with some hedges.
Well that’s a weird looking stone.
The back of the weird looking stone reveals it’s a journalist.
This one looks like a tiny church.
Reminiscent of Houdini’s in Brooklyn.
Some people want a stone and a statue. Greedy.
Stones in the mountain rocks.
Built into the rockside.
Ancient Greece influenced. And stairs. Really? Let’s climb up to the dead.
A church-like edifice built into the hillside.
Nature is reclaiming this one.
This one is just interesting.
Mile markers to NYC.
A mausoleum in the hillside below the church.
Next week: Some time spent in the West Village among the brownstones.