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Harrisburg Cemetery

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Address: 521 North 13th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone Number: (717) 234-8661
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Lived in the area most of my life and sorry I waited so long to visit

The Harrisburg Cemetery is something I grew up hearing about. My grandfather in the 1940's was Burgess of a bordering town and would hear he and his friends talk of the history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews 123 reviews
13 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Harrisburg Cemetery is something I grew up hearing about. My grandfather in the 1940's was Burgess of a bordering town and would hear he and his friends talk of the history often. We decided to take our grandsons for a walk through history. It's amazing! Our grandsons found it very peaceful and thought (from the view of 5 and... More 

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Philadelphia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
91 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit to the Harrisburg Cemetery. It was very peaceful and I enjoyed wondering around exploring. I was so excited when I found some hidden gems that I didn't read about. I totally felt safe driving to and in the cemetery. I am a single female historian and I travel to many, many cemeteries. I am always... More 

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Harrisburg, Pa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

You can get the most out of a visit to the Harrisburg Cemetery by taking a tour guided by volunteers from one of the historical associations in town. They can point out where the famous people of state history are buried. Don't miss seeing the graves of Confederate soldiers who, after being wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863,... More 

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London, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My husband and I wanted to walk through this cemetary and were quite excited to do so, until we found how you would enter and where it was. We travelled to this area specifically to go through cemetaries and hopefully find the graves of some of the dignitaries in the area. Well, scared is not a word I use often,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
64 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

har har. Actually worth a look though... never thought I'd see a cemetery on TripAdvisor, but this one is pretty "nice" and worth a visit for some creepy old beauty. Close to the capital.

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Seattle, Washington
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126 reviews 126 reviews
51 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We loved going through this cemetery. It's all that you could hope for in an old cemetery...tree roots, fallen over headstones, the utter stereotype of an old cemetery. Loved it!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Quiet place to visit, big on beauty. Lovely marble headstones and landscaped gardens and pond.

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Why do they put fences around cemeteries...people are dieing to get in, anyway go see the civil war soldiers north and south buried together. a lot history here.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Not well maintained, debris scattered everywhere. Older graves and stones neglected when they fall.

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Carlisle, Pa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Beautiful cemetary. Be sure to watch out for when they have guided tours to learn about the famouse and infamous residents buried there.

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