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Address: Charles Town, WV
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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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Historic cemetary

Walked around this cemetery just to see who was buried here. It was on the Charles Town Ghost Tour as well and is a scary place to be at night

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bonnie H
Charles Town, West Virginia
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked around this cemetery just to see who was buried here. It was on the Charles Town Ghost Tour as well and is a scary place to be at night

Thank Bonnie H
Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Historically and architecturally this church and graveyard was one of the reasons we moved to the neighborhood. It is old-world and charming. A fabulous church-yard rarely seen on this scale in the US.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

we went to it and it was surprisingly full of historic markers A big cemetery off the main road and a nice walk from the Court House

Thank SamuelASimon
Charles Town, West Virginia
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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 

3 Thank 1ghostlady
Ottawa, Kansas
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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.

2 Thank ronsus
Baltimore, Maryland
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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.

Thank Nelson R
Zephyrhills, Florida
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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.

1 Thank Gina M
Washington DC
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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!

1 Thank M H
Annapolis, Maryland
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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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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.

1 Thank raymonds591

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