Princeton Cemetery

Princeton Cemetery

Princeton Cemetery
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fredbblock
Dauin, Philippines82 contributions
Historic
Sep 2019
Many historic figures lay here. Aaron Burr probably the most famous. A wonderful place to walk, enjoying fresh air, the architecture memorials, read the tombstones and a romantic place that you can be shared with a person you wish to get to know better.
Written November 5, 2019
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kalisilat
Plainsboro, NJ245 contributions
Lots of History here
Feb 2019 • Friends
There are some very old graves here and some famous people buried here. Worth a stroll. There is typically a map available that highlights some of the more popular headstones
Written February 13, 2019
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dknoye
Elliottsburg, PA269 contributions
Well maintained cemetery with friendly staff and map available to find prominent grave sites!
Nov 2018 • Couples
Caregivers was very friendly and helpful at this well maintained cemetery! You can take a self guided tour by following the map which is free! Parking spots along the way to various sites if you decide to drive instead of walking this very large cemetery! Pres. Cleveland and VP Burr are buried in this cemetery, as well as past presidents of Princeton.
Written November 11, 2018
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igolfCA
Williamsburg, VA1,688 contributions
Historic cemetery with a surprising headstone
Oct 2018 • Couples
I like old cemeteries and wanted to see this one. Many notable people are buried here. Parking is very limited, but you can park on the narrow street that winds through the cemetery. We found one of the few parking spots and began walking.

We picked up a map at the gate which lists the notable grave sites and where to find them. The two main ones we wanted to see were the graves of Aaron Burr, Jr., Vice President of the US (1801-1805) who is probably best known for his duel with Alexander Hamilton, and the grave of Grover Cleveland, President of the US (1885-1889) and (1893-1897). He was the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms.

However, the biggest surprise of the whole cemetery was when we got to Cleveland’s grave site and read the tombstone. It has his name, place of birth and death and the dates. Nowhere is there anything mentioning that he was a former President of the US. If you didn’t know, you might joke that he had the same name as a past President. This was just incredible to me. The only thing notable about the very plain tombstone was that there were two small flags beside it. I guess pomp and circumstance doesn’t apply in every case.

Worth a visit. Lovely cemetery.
Written October 2, 2018
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Barry G
Princeton, NJ49 contributions
Not as Morbid as it Sounds
Apr 2018 • Solo
Yes--it's a cemetery but not any 'ol cemetery. This one has some very famous people buried in it--US Presidents and other dignitaries. Grover Cleveland, Aaron Burr and others. It's also just plain pretty and when you're finished walking around, there are many of Princeton's restaurants and bars within walking distance. Even if you miss the famous people, this cemetery is very old and the tombstones are varied and interesting.
Written August 27, 2018
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Ily911
Wilmington, DE141 contributions
Beautiful Cemetary
Aug 2018 • Family
We went to see the resting place for President Grover Cleveland. The entire cemetery is beautiful. So many old headstones. Wonderful history! Go and spend a couple of hours strolling around. The area that was once "cemetery for coloreds" has a beautiful stone structure with the names of many of the people buried there listed on it. Definitely worth a visit!
Written August 20, 2018
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Mia C
Erie, PA235 contributions
Historic cemetery feat. Aaron Burr!
May 2018 • Friends
My partner and I ventured here to see the final resting place of Aaron Burr, but it was a really beautiful place with a lot of other historic people buried here. The cemetery is lovely, and if you're in the mood for a solemn site full of history, I definitely recommend!
Written July 23, 2018
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jauchzet
Los Angeles80 contributions
A lovely historic cemetery
Apr 2018 • Friends
This is owned by the Presbyterian Church but the burials seem non-denominational. The first person buried here was Aaron Burr, Sr., in 1757. His son, Aaron Burr, Jr., who was in a duel where he shot Alexander Hamilton is buried here also, along with Grover Cleveland and Sylvia Beach of the Paris Shakespeare bookstore. The Presidents of Princeton have their special section and because this cemetery is so old, a "Colored" section. If you are interested in history, visit here. Go to the entrance on Wiggins and Greenview and you will find a very nicely prepared guide to the cemetery's most famous people.
Written May 30, 2018
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Salvatore F
Piscataway, NJ386 contributions
If that is your thing, go.
Sep 2017 • Couples
Sadly, I knew a teen buried there. So I really know the place. But it is also quite historical. If it is your thing, then do it!
Written February 2, 2018
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Mike M
28 contributions
Very interesting for history lovers
Dec 2017 • Family
it is an old cemetery, have lots of famous people buried there. including former presidents of the USA. was very interesting to look at the tombstones.
Written December 18, 2017
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