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A Moving Place.

the tour guide mentioned this place while at the Lincoln Cottage so I went. It may... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
JohnBCowgill
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Historic Rock Creek Cemetery

This Cemetery is situated on a high point in Washington and contains the graves of Washington's... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Jay C
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 May 2018
“A Moving Place.”
3 May 2017
“Historic Rock Creek Cemetery”
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

the tour guide mentioned this place while at the Lincoln Cottage so I went. It may look like your typical cemetery outside, but it is it is very moving when you walk around.

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

This Cemetery is situated on a high point in Washington and contains the graves of Washington's well-to-do. Gore Vidal rests there, as does Upton Sinclair. The Famous Adams Memorial with sculpture by Augustus St Gaudens is beautifully situated, though a bit hard to find. The...More

Thank Jay C
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

The cemetery is beautifully maintained. There are number of famous people buried here including Upton Sinclair, the author of The Jungle, and Tim Russert, the news man in addition to the famous statue entitled Grief on the Adams grave. Unfortunately, I forgot to print a...More

2  Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

This is one of the first National Cemeteries in the country, started in 1862. It's small, but the graves are just like those at Arlington, and it's a peaceful spot. I recommend a walk-through.

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 20 March 2015

I have wanted for years to see the Adams Memorial, and it did not disappoint. Beautiful, serene, sad. We were there on a cold, windy day, and the statue was warm in the sun, as if it had a life of its own. I had...More

1  Thank Jean L
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Rock Creek Cemetery is the place to go if you have a little time, care a bit about history, and want to see the best piece of funerary sculpture in the country. This is where we all are headed; walking around just might deepen your...More

2  Thank MackSandy
Reviewed 15 April 2013 via mobile

Rock Creek Cemetery is a great place to walk & explore one of the oldest burial grounds in DC. Owned by the adjacent Rock Creek Episcopal Parish (oldest in DC), the cemetery is the final resting place for many national dignitaries, as well as prominent...More

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