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Here's How to Find the Grave of Clement Clarke Moore, Author of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

The grave of Clement Clarke Moore at Trinity Church Cemetery
The grave of Clement Clarke Moore at Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum.

Missed the annual reading of Clement Clarke Moore's poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas at Harlem's Church of the Intercession and procession to his grave across the street?

Not to worry—you can still visit the author's final resting place on your own.

Moore, who wrote the famous holiday poem (officially known as A Visit from St. Nicholas) in 1822, was buried in Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum in 1863.

His headstone is located in the western section of the cemetery, near the entrance at 770 Riverside Drive and W 153rd Street.

To pinpoint the exact spot, use the cemetery's excellent self-guided map (number 2 on the guide).

Just make sure to wear sturdy footwear—a stroll through this historic graveyard can feel like a romp through the woods.

The cemetery is open daily from 9am to 4pm.

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