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Harrisburg Cemetery

521 North 13th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 234-8661
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Ranked #22 of 24 attractions in Harrisburg
Type: Cemeteries
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Harrisburg, Pa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
48 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

My mother was doing a garden club showing at this cemetery because they have so many different type of trees on the grounds. Normally I would have never thought to visit a cemetery for anything other than to see a relative's grave, but I wanted to support my mother and went anyways. I am glad I did. My girlfriend and... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

This historic burial ground was founded in 1845, but there are earlier burials, including those of American Revolutionary soldiers. Also found there are the graves of many notable Harrisburg families and Pennsylvania politicians, including Simon Cameron, Lincoln's Secretary of War, and a number of Pennsylvania governors and representatives to the U.S. Congress. There are many narrow lanes that wander throughout... More

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