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Lexington Cemetery

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Address: 833 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40508-2094
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+1 859-255-5522
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Sat 08:00 - 12:00
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Established in 1824, this is considered one of America's most beautifully...

Established in 1824, this is considered one of America's most beautifully landscaped cemeteries.

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The cemetary is home to trees that were there when the constitution was signed and some of our famous forefathers like Henry Clay. It is an amazing garden as well as a cemetary... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barbara B
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cemetary is home to trees that were there when the constitution was signed and some of our famous forefathers like Henry Clay. It is an amazing garden as well as a cemetary full of history. Mary Lincoln's parents and siblings are buried there. It is easy to get lost so plan well.

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Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My Mom and I were in Lexington for an outing. She had heard that the flowers were beautiful in the Lexington Cemetery so we ventured there to see for ourselves. The entire place is beautifully landscaped and kudos to the cemetery for letting families plant real flowers and shrubs at their loved ones resting places. The whole place was in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not looking for any headstones in particular. A general map showing the older sections would have allowed us to park and walk

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Thank J E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touring any cemetery as historic as this one is always an amazing experience. So much history lies here among the graves. In the Spring it is full of colorful blooms and baby ducks. People go there to walk, remember, picnic and celebrate the lives that ended here. It is so beautiful.

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Thank Susan C
Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since we were at the Mary Todd Lincoln House nearby we thought a drive through this historic cemetery would be a good idea on a sunny day. I missed the little building where you can get a small map of the cemetery on the way in. Although the sections are marked (section N, etc.) there are not signs that guide... More 

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Thank jgbtravels
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very historic and picturesque setting. Great maps to guide you around whether you're looking for historic burial sites or specific species of trees. Lots of markers to guide you around the expansive property.

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Thank Graceandfaith
Pataskala, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Henry Clay memorial, civil war monuments and graves, and the Todd family graves are the highlights. The cemetery is beautiful and worth walking or driving around. It closes early for a cemetery, so check its hours when you are there. It closed at five when we were there.

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Thank froghop96
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been visiting this Cemetery for years. There's so much history and beauty there. Henry Clay is buried there. Tulips in bloom in meticulous gardens with weeping trees that are breathtaking. Lexingtons best kept secret.

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Thank Marine_Mama_USA
Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Drop by on a weekday get a map and explore Lexington's history. Grounds are always beautiful. Feed the fish and ducks.

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Thank peggylee55
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Structure is beautifully built and well maintained. Was a nice quiet stop on our journey. The details on the inside are just as exuisite as the outside.

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