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Address: 521 N 13th St, Harrisburg, PA 17103-1304
Phone Number: +1 717-234-8661
Today
08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00

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My favorite cemetery in the area...finally found my families plot..thank you to the staff...beautiful trees and flowers...so much history...I love going here many times a year and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Richard K
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My favorite cemetery in the area...finally found my families plot..thank you to the staff...beautiful trees and flowers...so much history...I love going here many times a year and strolling the grounds.

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Thank Richard K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to the cemetery to find the location where Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. After finding location we noticed that there were pennies on the graves of the soldiers who had fallen. We looked it up and found that it's to show family members that someone had visited the grave that the money collected goes... More 

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1 Thank Brian W
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Walking through, I could imagine the people raising this great Nation and being laid to rest. The epidemics and plagues that had wiped out because of no cures. The backbreaking work that formed this Great county of ours.

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Thank Paula H
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

This is a very old cemetery. I have quite a few relatives here. They don't do a lot of upkeep but maybe it was just the day we were there. American flags laying on ground. Wasn't very happy about that. It's not a very nice neighborhood anymore. Still worth seeing even if you don't have relatives here.

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1 Thank Tina z
Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

This overlooked cemetery is worth a peek if you are nearby (perhaps to visit the National Civil War Museum). It is a classic Victorian-era burial ground which when constructed was in the country. The keeper's house is an excellent example of Victorian cottage architecture. Some of the tombstones are interesting but not nearly as elaborate as some of the Victorian... More 

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1 Thank frantica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

There was too much to see in one visit so we plan on coming back soon. It's very peaceful. Some of the stones are broken, have fallen over, or are just plain missing. But that adds to the charm. The only thing I wish was that either a directory of sections be available or they be marked so it'd be... More 

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1 Thank JaimeeT1313
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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223 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

The Harrisburg Cemetery is something I grew up hearing about. My grandfather in the 1940's was Burgess of a bordering town and would hear he and his friends talk of the history often. We decided to take our grandsons for a walk through history. It's amazing! Our grandsons found it very peaceful and thought (from the view of 5 and... More 

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2 Thank pitt_twins
Philadelphia
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203 reviews
104 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

I really enjoyed my visit to the Harrisburg Cemetery. It was very peaceful and I enjoyed wondering around exploring. I was so excited when I found some hidden gems that I didn't read about. I totally felt safe driving to and in the cemetery. I am a single female historian and I travel to many, many cemeteries. I am always... More 

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3 Thank WorryFreePhilly
Harrisburg, Pa
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

You can get the most out of a visit to the Harrisburg Cemetery by taking a tour guided by volunteers from one of the historical associations in town. They can point out where the famous people of state history are buried. Don't miss seeing the graves of Confederate soldiers who, after being wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863,... More 

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2 Thank Dan C
London, Canada
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

My husband and I wanted to walk through this cemetary and were quite excited to do so, until we found how you would enter and where it was. We travelled to this area specifically to go through cemetaries and hopefully find the graves of some of the dignitaries in the area. Well, scared is not a word I use often,... More 

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