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Historic and, yeah, haunting

This half-acre graveyard in the heart of historic Fredericksburg is definitely worth a look... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
Michael L
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Old site interesting headstones

Nice place to visit when visiting Fredericksburg, close to William St. with cafe's and bars near... read more

Reviewed December 25, 2017
richlee1975
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Woodford, Virginia
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May 22, 2018
“Oldest Masonic Cemetery in the United States”
Mar 15, 2018
“Lovely Cemetery Grounds”
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

I read the reviews and love the interest that so many visitors have in the cemetery. The cemetery is maintained by the members of Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge # 4 A.F. & A.M. (George Washington's Mother Lodge-where he became a mason) As a member of this...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Dan G
Reviewed March 15, 2018

The location is right beside the James Monroe museum - and there is free street parking. The size is just right for a short stroll. The grounds are beautifully kept and invite one to linger.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed February 22, 2018

This half-acre graveyard in the heart of historic Fredericksburg is definitely worth a look. Located next door to the James Monroe Museum (also worth a visit), the land was given to the local Masonic Lodge in 1784 by James Somerville, an early mayor of Fredericksburg....More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Michael L
Reviewed December 25, 2017

Nice place to visit when visiting Fredericksburg, close to William St. with cafe's and bars near by. Also near other historic sites ie Monroe Library and slave auction stone.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank richlee1975
Reviewed December 21, 2017

A very early American Masonic cemetery, this property houses some really old graves. It's a little spooky, as cemeteries tend to be, but also quite lovely in its own way.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Ralph S
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Walking thru its neat to see how so many people truly died young. Nothing really amazing to look at.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

We have tried to visit this graveyard a few times but it was always closed (we heard it was only open on sunny days). We were finally in Fredericksburg on a sunny day! WOO HOO! We made a beeline for this cemetery. What neat old...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

Located behind the James Monroe Museum. Dated from the Revolutionary and War of 1812. Not a lot of documentation but some interesting epitaphs on tombstones. Very peaceful. Many untold stories that need to be explored.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Storyteller-N03
Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is an ancient cemetery with many old burials. The tombstones are quite interesting, and,...who knows? You might find an ancestor's grave there! I did! :)

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank r0bape
Reviewed July 5, 2016

I have tried to come here two times during my last two visits. I would LOVE to explore this graveyard. However, both times I've been in the area the gates are closed...not just closed, chained and padlocked! I asked at the visitor center when it...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Mfclingan
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