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“Quick drive-thru”
Review of Hope Cemetery

Hope Cemetery
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Barre
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

I know it's not really a tourist destination, but the most unusual grave markers we had seen in pictures. There is no easy way to find them except to walk around or drive thru. The road is pretty bad too, and no arrows for exit.

Thank vcwallflowers
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

...one of the most extraordinary places anywhere, a tribute to both those who have passed on and the craftspeople who memorialized their lives.

Thank MWitz
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

The creativity of humans is incredible..To see these unique monuments including carved planes / automobiles / beds et al was both moving and educational. Very casual and layhed back area

Thank sharpshoooter
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Anyone who visits central Vermont needs to put this on their list of musts. Truly some of the best carving I have ever seen.

Thank beener41
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Every conceivable style of memorial to the dearly departed can be found here!
The stone workers, who died of "stone cutters' lungs", from the 1850's onward were magnificently remembered by their fellow cutters. There were men who specialized in cutting figure, faces, lettering, even specific kinds of flowers. The almost life size figure of Elia Corti is exceptional because he died, not from the common lung problems, but by a stray bullet fired by an anarchist into a crowd at the Labor Hall down town. He was a fine carver whose work is visible on the panels of the Robbie Burns memorial in town near the Opera House. It's interesting to compare them with the Soldier & Sailors Monument (WWI, also down town) with it's "whispering wall". You can make a loop from that central green in town, past the statue of the Italian stone cutter on the corner of North Main and Maple Avenue, following Rte 14 out to the cemetery.

Thank ZannVermont
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