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A Most Interesting Cemetery

If you like looking at unusual headstones , this is the place for you. There’s a car, a giant... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2019
LainieCat
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Elmont, New York
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Do this in conjunction with Rock of Ages!

A bit of a bizarre thing to do on holiday - visit a cemetery and a stonemasons but we were driving... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2019
speedsister
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

If you like looking at unusual headstones , this is the place for you. There’s a car, a giant soccer ball, an arm chair that you can sit in, a couple in pajamas sitting up in bed (the headstone is the headboard). Sooo interesting.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

A bit of a bizarre thing to do on holiday - visit a cemetery and a stonemasons but we were driving through Barre on our way to New Hampshire and were really glad we stopped. The cemetery is very large and peaceful and it was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

A beautiful place to see the finest granite memorials. All hand carved. Many unique works of art. Some beautiful, some haunting.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

When you're in Barre don't miss the amazing granite creations that are everywhere in Hope Cemetery. The best granite carvers in the world have made monuments for their families and friends so this is like a museum of granite carvings.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

This is one big cemetary! Plan on doing lots of walking to see it all. One of the most well, laid out ones I have ever been in. Sections surrounded by low bushes in some areas or arced roads. It is not really old, but...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

There aren’t many tourist attractions in Barre, Vermont but this cemetery is one of them because it has some of the finest examples of stone carving that you will ever see. Some of the unusual ones feature a soccer ball, a race car and a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

My son and I love cemeteries and this one was stunning. My son attends school in the next town over. We decided to visit here on our Parents weekend trip. So glad we did. The monuments are truly works of art.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alisha M
Reviewed May 8, 2019

I love walking the cemeteries in Barre and Montpelier. From airplanes to race cars, coffee cups and unusual sculpture with "hidden" messages, the stones are unique and beautifully rendered. Any time of year, you can enjoy a serene walk through the stone paths enjoying the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Julie M
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

A truly impressive example of granite carving skill. While it feels a little strange walking around a cemetery and taking pictures, that’s exactly what I did. Some of the headstones are beautiful, some downright strange.... but all are wonderful. Go take a walk.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful granite work, unique headstones, a must see! You will not be disappointed, a race car, soccer ball, etc.

Date of experience: June 2018
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mo4buckeyes
March 20, 2019|
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Yes, I'm in agreement with the others and don't miss it! Beautiful!
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okolee
June 19, 2017|
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No. The roads are too narrow and it also would be disruptive to mourners who visit the cemetery. Cars may drive through or you can walk.
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okolee
June 19, 2017|
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Response from catherine d | Reviewed this property |
No, you do not need a permit. When you get to Hope Cemetery, pull into driveway and pull to the right and park. There are no quides that I know of. If you go on line -- Vermont - com - hope-cemetery it shows some of the... More
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