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Address: Harleigh Cemetery, 1640 Haddon Ave., Camden, NJ 08103
Phone Number: +1 609-963-0122
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The poet took great care in designing his final resting place, which has...

The poet took great care in designing his final resting place, which has become the victim of neglect.

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Beautiful spot

This location might seem a little dangerous because of it's location in Camden. However, the spot was amazing. The view was amazing and it's a great spot to take photos. If you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Chrissy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This location might seem a little dangerous because of it's location in Camden. However, the spot was amazing. The view was amazing and it's a great spot to take photos. If you haven't seen it yet I suggest that you do. This cemetery is much more beautiful than the fear of the town. It was very amazing.

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Thank Chrissy M
Bellmawr, New Jersey, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

It is set back in the recesses of the cemetery. There are Whitman "readings" and different times. A very old historic mausoleum

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Thank mommomb
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

THE CEMETERY is beautiful done in Victorian style get out of your car and walk around beautiful walk on nice day and learn about your American heritage harleigh cemetery is at the very edge of the city not the middle it is 2 blocks from Collingswood and across the street is our lady of Lourdes hospital the area is very... More 

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Thank Joseph O
Williamstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

My step dad is buried here so i found it very interesting to be able to visit Walt Whitman's Grave site. I had no idea that he was buried in the middle of the City of Camden

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Thank Jane D
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

If you're in the area, and are into writer homes or a fan of Walt Whitman, so on in to check it out. There isn't a whole lot to the stop. But it's interesting and history.

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Thank Bernardo F
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

Walt Whitman left his mark on American Poetry and continues to touch the hearts and lives of many people. If you are a fan, this stop is a must. The grounds of the cemetery are beautiful with many old tombs and headstones to visit. If you are into old cemeteries, this is a great place to walk around. Mr. Whitman’s... More 

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Thank Mike P
Wilds of New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

A necessary stop for Walt Whitman fans. We went during Poetry Month and took turns reading poetry out loud and left him flowers. (Yea, I know. We're geeks.) The cemetery is beautiful and well worth walking about. The groundskeepers freaked the kids out a bit by sternly warning them to stay away from the edge of the lake (we were... More 

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Franklinville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

This was neat to see since I had always read about W W . This whole place is very historic. do some back ground reading before visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

For any poetry buff this is a great place to visit almost a pilgrimage. City of Camden is frequently considered to be at the bottom of the list of touristy cities but this cemetery and the tomb make your effort worthwhile. Whitman's tomb will remind you the European tradition of beautiful tombs and this amazing cemetary has a few such... More 

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Westmont, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Not much to visit in Camden, NJ, but Whitman's grave is worth it for fans of the poet. Harleigh Cemetery has park-like setting and somewhat Victorian appeal. The Whitman vault is in a unique setting among old gnarled trees. The noted Haiku poet Nick Virgilio is buried nearby.

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