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 the graves, which are marked with a variety of headstones and monuments. There are a holding vault where the deceased were held until the spring thaw and a lovely caretaker's house.
The cemetery is a good example of the 19th century romantic landscape movement that made cemeteries "destinations" for strolling and even picnicking. There are many beautiful plantings, and spring is a great time to visit to see the flowering trees.
The cemetery is accessed from State Street, just east of the State Street Bridge entrance.
Be sure to see the view of the city skyline from the cemetery's western edge.
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