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Address: Lowell, MA
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Jack Kerouac's grave draws many of the author's beatnik followers to Edson.

Jack Kerouac's grave draws many of the author's beatnik followers to Edson.

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Very old and unusual head stones.

Very interesting head stones. Some are very old and unusual. A few old Mausoleums. Very well kept with beautiful trees and bushes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
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Englewood FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Very well kept. The office is extremely helpful and knowledgable. It's very easy to find what or whom you may be looking for.

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Englewood FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Very interesting head stones. Some are very old and unusual. A few old Mausoleums. Very well kept with beautiful trees and bushes.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

this is one of the protestant cemeteries in Lowell. Betty Davis' family was buried there until she took them with her - am not sure whether or not they ended up I California.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If one gets Kerouac and has been influenced by his writing then one must visit to pay respects and thanks. Simple and humble - a long way from Père Lachaise but fitting in its own way.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This seemingly boring cemetery is the burial place of Jack Kerouac (fairly easy to find since it has no grass growing from all of the visitors).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

A solemn thoughtful place to pay your respect to Jack Kerouac. An absolute must on any visit to Lowell.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

The cemetery was easy to locate but not within walking distance to other Lowell attractions. When we arrived, we asked at the front office where Kerouac's grave was, and they gave us a map. Without the map, it would have been difficult to find. Once we were to the gravesite, which was right off of one of the main roads,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

I had to visit Jack's grave on a recent visit to Lowell for a concert. It's pretty easy to find and is on the same road that takes you to Boarding House park( just rthe other direction). There is really nothing exceptional about the cemetary itself. We toasted Jack with a shot , took a quick picture and moved on.... More 

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