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Address: Charles Town, WV
Activities: Hiking
Description: The cemetery is the burial site for nearly 80 members of George...
The cemetery is the burial site for nearly 80 members of George Washington's family.
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Grave art and history galore!

This is a graveyard, not a cemetery (there is a difference,) and it is fabulous! Read up a little on the history of grave art in the Victorian era and make this stop; you will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a graveyard, not a cemetery (there is a difference,) and it is fabulous! Read up a little on the history of grave art in the Victorian era and make this stop; you will be amazed at what you learn. Some of the stones date back to the 1700's and there are graves over 70 direct descendents of Washington.... More 

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Ottawa, Kansas
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We didn't know about this cemetery till we were at the lot where John Brown was hung and a gentleman told us about it. Visited with a lady from the church who said there was over 75 descendants of George Washington. Apparently his brother Charles founded the city.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

You have to be a real history nerd to seek out this place. The old tombstones need to be cleaned. Great project for a church youth group.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

from the Carriage Inn B and B. We walked this gem and saw all the Washingtons (George's 3 brothers and family) who are buried there. It is a nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle. It's free and it's fascinating.

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Washington DC
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57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The cemetery is worth a trip to discover the many family members of our founding father, and to puzzle out why so many descendants are also named George!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

It was a lovely stroll though the cemetery. We went both at day and night. The walkways are treacherous at night, but with caution and a light it was doable. A lovely quiet neighborhood to walk through with fabulous old architecture to enjoy.

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Buford, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

A lot of George Washington's relatives are buried here. This includes several named after him!. Very old cemetery with ornate headstones. We were unable to tour the Episcopal Church but the stained glass windows are awe inspiring.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you like cemeteries and history this is the place for you. A large portion of the cemetery is dedicated to the Washington family. Charles Washington - George's brother - who the town is named after and his descendants are buried there as are a lot of other distinguished Americans. Walking through the cemetery is a walk through history. It... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

LOTS of history is buried in this cemetary. Walkways are very uneven brick from tree roots and old facility.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

A beautiful old church with well cared for cemetery with lots generations of locals buried in cemetery. Good for history and geneology research.

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Address: Charles Town, WV
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charles Town

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