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

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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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a very old cemetery. I have quite a few relatives here. They don't do a lot of upkeep but maybe it was just the day we were there. American flags laying on ground. Wasn't very happy about that. It's not a very nice neighborhood anymore. Still worth seeing even if you don't have relatives here.

1 Thank Tina z
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40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank frantica
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank JaimeeT1313
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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186 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 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 

1 Thank pitt_twins
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202 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 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 

2 Thank WorryFreePhilly
Harrisburg, Pa
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

2 Thank Dan C
London, Canada
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21 reviews
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 

4 Thank Sharon C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

4 Thank circustiger
Seattle, Washington
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172 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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!

2 Thank rdeanr
New Orleans, Louisiana
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

2 Thank slidelville

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