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Cedar Hill Cemetery

Address: 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114
Phone Number: (860) 956-3311
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Ranked #14 of 64 things to do in Hartford
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Burlington, Vermont
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a lovely place. The staff was sensitive and kind, too. The trees are mature and the autumn colors were popping. The grounds are well kept. If I lived closer, I think I would jog through here because of it's serene atmosphere.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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135 reviews 135 reviews
63 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We have lived in the Hartford area for over 50 years and never visited this place where many of CT's rich and famous are buried. Recently they celebrated their 150 year anniversary with an event called "Beyond the Gates". It was a fascinating day with which included the Governor's Foot Guard Band and many other performers. They do have other... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
3 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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