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Address: 521 North 13th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone Number: (717) 234-8661
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Nice Victorian Burial Ground

This overlooked cemetery is worth a peek if you are nearby (perhaps to visit the National Civil War Museum). It is a classic Victorian-era burial ground which when constructed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This overlooked cemetery is worth a peek if you are nearby (perhaps to visit the National Civil War Museum). It is a classic Victorian-era burial ground which when constructed was in the country. The keeper's house is an excellent example of Victorian cottage architecture. Some of the tombstones are interesting but not nearly as elaborate as some of the Victorian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

There was too much to see in one visit so we plan on coming back soon. It's very peaceful. Some of the stones are broken, have fallen over, or are just plain missing. But that adds to the charm. The only thing I wish was that either a directory of sections be available or they be marked so it'd be... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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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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102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 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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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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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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