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Address: 585 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906-5034
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+1 401-272-1314

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Lovecraft lovers will love this place

We visited the cemetery because of the Lovecraft connection and were fortunate to enjoy it on a glorious late-summer day. We thought we would just drop in to see the Lovecraft... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2016
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016

We visited the cemetery because of the Lovecraft connection and were fortunate to enjoy it on a glorious late-summer day. We thought we would just drop in to see the Lovecraft grave site but ended up spending several hours walking about in the park-like grounds examining the many quirky and artful monuments and reading inscriptions. There is a lovely area... More 

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East Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the main building when we came in and a very nice lady gave me a map and guide and pointed out the grave we wanted to see. We found it easily. As we were getting out of our car, I had my camera in my hand. A security car with a man pulled up and said "You... More 

1 Thank AWill99
Lincoln, Rhode Island
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2016

I love this place and frequent it often. It is an amazing cemetery filled with history and beauty. There is a small self guided tour that you can do, just pick up a pamphlet at the main office. I usually just wander. It has a small area that is close to the water that is ideal for lunch and a... More 

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Province of Bergamo, Italy
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016

The atmosphere that surrounded the cemetery was so quiet and cold that one may think to be already past away... Swan Point Cemetery is definitely one of the best cemeteries in the US due to its architecture and organizations. When I got there the temperature was really cold and it began to snow as soon as I reached Lovecraft's tomb,... More 

Thank Alice Z
Hartford, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Swan Point features wooded paths, architecture, history, and eternal tranquility- all just off Blackstone Blvd. on Providence's East Side. It's a wonderful combination of nature through the seasons, historic and/or artistic monuments, and wonderful landscaping. Well worth a stroll of at least an hour. Parking is available just outside, and there are spots within as well, but a bit off-set... More 

1 Thank Ex-Buffalonian
North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

Peace and serenity will surround you as you walk though the beautiful Rhode Island treasure. Birds of all kinds fill the trees and the grounds are well maintained. The cemetery is the resting place of Civil War Veterans, sports figures, congressmen, governors, authors and artists. Search the headstones, you are sure to recognize names from RI's past. Bring a book... More 

2 Thank George D
Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2016

I grew up not far from this cemetery, but now live in a different state. However, when I am back in the area and give friends tours of Providence, I always include this cemetery on my tour. The cemetery is truly beautiful and serene and always has wonderful plantings that change with the seasons. As you keep driving through the... More 

1 Thank Voyager2480
Huntington Beach, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2015

My Dad passed away in November, and our family plot is at Swan Point. The staff is excellent and the grounds are very well maintained. This is a very peaceful place to visit and remember those we have lost.

1 Thank Doug L
key west, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2015

One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the United States. Director Joe Cavallaro make sure it stays that way!

1 Thank William A C
Barrington, Rhode Island
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Reviewed November 30, 2015

This cemetery is a great place to go for a walk -- or for bird-watching (I've heard of eagles spotted there). There are hills and gobs of trees -- many with labels on them, which can help you hone your tree-identification skills. It's especially lovely in the spring.

1 Thank RhodeScholar123

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