Author's Ridge, Concord

Take a pen or pencil to leave as an offering and make a pilgrimage to the final resting place of your favorite author. These are the grave sites I’ve visited so far. I’ll add to the list as I travel. 

England

Jane Austen

Jane Austen's Grave at Winchester Cathedral
Grave of Jane Austen at Winchester Cathedral

Jane Austen, author of Pride and Prejudice and other works, is buried in Winchester, England in Winchester Cathedral.
Read more about visiting Jane Austen’s grave.

Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey

Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey contains the graves of several of Britain’s famous writers, as well as memorial plaques for those buried elsewhere, but honored with a plaque, such as Jane Austen

United States

Louisa May Alcott

Grave of Louisa May Alcott
Grave of Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women and other works, is buried in Concord, Massachusetts on Author’s Ridge in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery along with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.
Learn more about Louisa May Alcott and plan a visit to Concord.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grave of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Grave of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson, known for his essay Nature and other works, is buried in Concord, Massachusetts on Author’s Ridge in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery along with Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.
Learn more about Corcord’s Transcendentalists and plan a visit to Concord.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Grave of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Grave of F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby and other works, is buried in Rockville, Maryland at St.Mary’s Church Historic Cemetery.
Stay in the F. Scott. Fitzgerald inspired room in Newport, OR. 

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Grave of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Grave of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, and other works, is buried in Concord, Massachusetts on Author’s Ridge in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, along with Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau.
Learn more about Nathaniel Hawthorne and the House of the Seven Gables. 

H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft Grave
Grave of H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft, author of the Cthulhu Mythos, is buried in Providence, Rhode Island at Swan Cemetery.
Read more about visiting Lovecraft’s Providence.

Edgar Allan Poe

Poe's Grave
Grave of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe, author of The Raven and other works, is buried in Baltimore, Maryland at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Learn more about Edgar Allan Poe.

Henry David Thoreau

Grave of Henry David Thoreau
Grave of Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden, is buried in Concord, Massachusetts on Author’s Ridge in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, along with Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Learn more about Walden and plan a visit to Concord.

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