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“More like a botanical garden with gravestones!”

Swan Point Cemetery
Ranked #16 of 115 things to do in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
New Haven, Connecticut
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240 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“More like a botanical garden with gravestones!”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

A peaceful, beautiful, natural oasis. You can spend hours here looking at interesting old gravestones. Around every curve is a new spot with a different look. Gorgeous mature plantings make it as nice as any botanical park, especially in Spring when the azaleas and other flowers bloom!

Visited April 2012
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Providence, Rhode Island
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“great place to go for a walk!”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

If you like to walk around cemeteries, like I do - you'll love this one! The gardens and flowers are beautiful. In the back of the cemetery, you can sit by the river. However, if you are walking around the cemetery to get pictures of headstones for geneaology - beware it is against the rules to do so in this one!

Visited December 2011
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Rhode Island
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81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful place”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a great place to walk or bike, and I think that Fall is the best time. You can see much of RI history here. Don't miss Lovecraft's grave, but the place I enjoy the most is in the southwest corner on a hill. There is a grave of a man who was killed in the Mexican War. The cannon ball that killed him is welded to his grave.

Visited September 2012
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Rhode Island
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Jewel of Providence”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

One of my favorite spots in Providence. Beautiful landscape and wonderful to walk around on a nice day. Grounds are kept up very well and there are some lovely, ornate stones to look at.

Visited June 2012
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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140 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Visited Swan Point Cemetery on Saturday, right after attending the "Annual International Carnivorous Plant Society and Sale". The cemetery is lovely and I was able to take some great pictures of H.P. Lovecraft's final resting place. This is a definite must visit. :-)

Visited August 2012
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