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Cemetery Tourism

To a history buff, genealogical sleuth, art enthusiast or nature lover, cemeteries often illuminate a destination more keenly than guidebooks. Share your information, impressions and images to shed light on favorite eternal rest stops.

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on our blog: a Scottish cemetery visit on Halloween

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Comment by Eric K. Washington on April 19, 2013 at 10:40am

Places are still available for my walking tour of Trinity Church Cemetery on Saturday morning, April 20th:

Photo: John Jacob Astor's grave, smashed during Hurricane Sandy five months ago, now getting put right at Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum, NYC. Repairs will likely be finished in time for Astor's 250th birthday on July 17, 2013.

Comment by Eric K. Washington on April 19, 2013 at 10:23am

A shot of the Second Cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel, 72 West 11th Street, hidden in plain sight in the middle of New York City's Greenwich Village.

Comment by Eric K. Washington on December 18, 2012 at 5:32pm
Comment by Ed Wetschler on December 16, 2012 at 8:43pm

That is a sweet story, Eric. I just sent it to a friend in KC. 

Comment by Eric K. Washington on December 16, 2012 at 3:42pm

This is such a sweet cemetery dating story...

Unlikely Bond Formed in Historic Kansas City Cemetery

Comment by Eric K. Washington on December 15, 2012 at 2:13pm
Comment by Eric K. Washington on October 27, 2012 at 6:36pm

Profile in The Uptowner of Eric K. Washington, who leads tours of Trinity Church Cemetery in Washington Heights, NYC:

"Conversations With the Dead: 'Lay Historian' Leads Graveyard Tours"

Comment by EnLinea Media on October 15, 2012 at 2:46pm

Just caught this pretty cool piece from the Daily Beast!

A Second Life for Cemeteries

A Gravediggers’ Ball in Philadelphia’s Laurel Hill Cemetery. Pumpkin carving in the Sleepy Hollow graveyard. Open-air movies in a Los Angeles cemetery. Is this any way to honor the dead? If you’re one of the dozens of executives who oversee the nation’s most storied bone orchards, the answer is a resounding yes...

Comment by Eric K. Washington on October 9, 2012 at 1:23pm

Reserve now for my tour on Saturday, Oct. 13th:

"The Trinity Church Cemetery tour...was really excellent. Eric's knowledge of the site, neighborhood, and side stories of the cemetery residents made it an extremely enjoyable experience. Eri

c was personable, informative, entertaining and very accommodating in his guiding and handling of the group as we made our way along the route. Would recommend it highly, a 5-star experience."

Jay F., Philadelphia, PA

Comment by Eric K. Washington on September 13, 2012 at 12:12pm

This tour now has only 4 places left. Reserve now to tour Trinity Church Cemetery this Saturday, Sept. 15th...




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