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Cedar Hill Cemetery

453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114
(860) 956-3311
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Ranked #15 of 44 attractions in Hartford
Type: Cemeteries
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English first
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visiting our passed family here is always special in this historic cemetery. Whether you have a connection here or not, it is a wonderful place to visit. Stop by the office too. The people there are very helpful. Lastly, make a donation to keep this place around and beautiful.

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Though I do go there more than once a year,it's always special when my brother is there too.We were very blessed to be raised by the best & just driving past the rich & famous on the way there always brings to my mind that we all end up in the same place...Heaven.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Cedar Hill Cemetery is a garden cemetery so it is a very nice place to walk around and/or learn about the famous people buried there. Such names as Katharine Hepburn, J.P. Morgan, Thomas Gallaudet, and Horace Wells are buried there. They offer a free audio tour via the cell phone, which is nice. On a day with good weather,... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This cemetery is beautifully appointed and is a wonderful place to walk and see some amazing sculpture. If you're into historical places, there are a number of famous and semi-famous people buried here -- Katharine Hepburn for example. The Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation has a great self-guide brochure/map. Bring a camera.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The cemetery can be reached by city transit, but check service times before heading out. Located close to lovely Trinity College campus. This is a large cemetery, so be prepared for some walking. Maps and visitor information is located at the front entrance. We were paying respects to Ms Katherine Hepburn, who is buried in a family plot marked with... More

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conn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Very nice cemetery to be buried in when talking cemeteries. They keep the place looking very nice. I've attended several funerals where the burial plots have been in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Very historic place , beautifully kept, par like grounds. Many unique monuments and historic graves.

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Canton,CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Just a gem inside downtown Hartford, for a stroll, a jog. Tons of history and you'll wish you lived nearby.

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

J.P. Morgan, Joseph Twichell, Samuel Colt, Katherine Hepburn, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet are some of the more famous residents of this wonderful example of a Victorian Cemetery. Beautiful, well-maintained grounds and inspirational monuments make it a wonderful place to spend a morning, an afternoon, or a day, And you can still buy a plot!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I have never considered visiting a cemetery other than paying homage to a loved one so I was a little apprehensive. But Cedar Hill encourages visitors. They provide a map of famous people's graves as well as a map of the many type of trees that grow on their grounds. It was very tranquil and quiet. A great place to... More

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