Cemeteries of the Week

Week #1: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Week #2: Highgate Cemetery, London, England

Week #3: Seamen’s Cemetery, Lahaina, Maui

Week #4: The Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague, the Czech Republic

Week #5: Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, California

Week #6: St. Louis #1 Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Week #7: Zoshigaya Reien, Tokyo, Japan

Week #8: The Protestant Cemetery of Rome, Rome, Italy

Week #9: San Michele in Isola, Venice, Italy

Week #10: Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, France

Week #11: General Grant National Monument, New York City, New York

Week #12: Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

Week #13: Mission Dolores Cemetery, San Francisco, California

Week #14: the Original Forest Lawn, Glendale, California

Week #15: The Capuchin Catacomb of Rome, Italy

Week #16: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Week #17: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York

Week #18: King’s Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Massachusetts

Week #19: The Paris Municipal Ossuary, Paris, France

Week #20: Napoleon’s Tomb, Paris, France

Week #21: Soldiers’ National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Week #22: Gettysburg’s Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Week #23: Aître Saint Maclou, Rouen, France

Week #24: Jack London’s gravesite, Glen Ellen, California

Week #25: Wards Cemetery, Bodie, California

Week #26: the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan

Week #27: the Old Market Square, Rouen, France

Week #28: Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts

Week #29: the Pantheon in Rome, Italy

Week #30: the The Neptune Society Columbarium, San Francisco, California

Week #31: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Week #32: the Mausoleum of Augustus, Rome, Italy

Week #33: Old Dutch Burying Ground, Tarrytown, New York

Week #34: Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery, Mackinac Island, Michigan

Week #35: Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California

Week #36: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois

Week #37: Calistoga Pioneer Cemetery, Calistoga, California

Week #38: the Sedlec Ossuary (the Bone Chapel), Kutna Hora, the Czech Republic

Week #39: the New Jewish Cemetery, Prague, the Czech Republic

Week #40:  Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, Burbank, California

Week #41:  Trinity Churchyard, New York City, New York

Week #42:  Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio

Week #43: Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Week #44:  USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Oahu

Week #45: Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, California

Week #46: the Martin Luther King Jr. Grave Site, Atlanta Georgia

Week #47:  Postman’s Park, London, England

Week #48: Kawaiaha’o Churchyard, Honolulu, Oahu

Week #49: the Jimi Hendrix Monument, Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, Washington

Week #50: Gravesite of Sojourner Truth, Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan

Week #51: Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, California

Week #52: Aoyama Reien, Tokyo, Japan

Week #53: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Week #54: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah

Week #55: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, California

Week #56: Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, California

Week #57: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Week #58: Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island

Week #59: Vysehrad Cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic

Week #60: Yosemite Pioneer Cemetery, Yosemite National Park, California

Week #61: Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Massachusetts

Week #62: Sunset Hills Cemetery, Flint, Michigan

Week #63: Westminster Abbey, London, England

Week #64: Pioneer Cemetery, Coloma, California

Week #65: African Burial Ground National Monument, New York City, New York

Week #66: Old City Cemetery, Sacramento, California

Week #67: the Catacomb of St. Sebastian, Rome, Italy

Week #68: Mormon Pioneer Memorial Monument, Salt Lake City, Utah

Week #69: Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Washington

Week #70: Kensal Green Cemetery, London, England

Week #71: Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England

Week #72: Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Week #73: Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

Week #74: Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

Week #75: St. Paul’s Chapel churchyard, New York City, New York

Week #76: Rose Hill Cemetery, Black Diamond Regional Preserve, Antioch, California

Week #77: Lafayette Cemetery #1, New Orleans, Louisiana

Week #78: Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, California

Week #79: Archaeological site, Ancient Pompeii, Italy

Week #80: the Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Week #81: the Old Burying Ground, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Week #82: Westwood Village Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California

Week #83: United States Marine Hospital Cemetery, San Francisco, California

Week #84: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Week #85: Gravesite of Emperor Norton I, Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, California

Week #86: the Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Week #87: Washington’s tomb, Mount Vernon, Virginia

Week #88: Elvis Presley’s grave, Graceland Mansion, Memphis, Tennessee

Week #89: Abraham Lincoln’s tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois

Week #90: Braddocks Point Cemetery, Harbour Town, Hilton Head, South Carolina

Week #91: San Francisco National Cemetery, Presidio, San Francisco, California

Week #92: the Tomb of Saint Peter, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican, Rome, Italy

Week #93: Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris, France

Week #94: Boot Hill Cemetery, Tombstone, Arizona

Week #95: Boot Hill Cemetery, Dodge City, Kansas

Week #96: St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England

Week #97: Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Week #98: New York Marble Cemetery, New York City, New York

Week #99: the Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence, Italy

Week #100: the Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China

Week #101: the Medici Chapels, Church of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy

Week #102: Old North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island

Week #103: Drummond Hill Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Week #104: the Magicians’ Cemetery, Lakeside Cemetery, Colon, Michigan

Week #105: White Chapel Memorial Park, Troy, Michigan

Week #106: Keawala’i Churchyard, Makena, Maui, Hawaii

Week #107: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri

Week #108: the English Cemetery, Florence, Italy

Week #109: the Central Burying Ground, Boston, Massachusetts

Week #110: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California

Week #111: Westminster Hall Burying Ground, Baltimore, Maryland

Week #112: Golders Green Crematorium, London, England

Week #113: The gravesite of Robert Louis Stevenson, Upolu, Samoa

Week #114: William Shakespeare’s grave, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Week #115: Stanford Family Mausoleum, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Week #116: Wyatt Earp’s gravesite, Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Colma, California

Week #117: Luther Burbank Home, Gardens, and Gravesite, Santa Rosa, California

Week #118: The Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, California

Week #119: Russian Hill, San Francisco, California

Week #120: Russian Graveyard, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Jenner, California

Week #121: Mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin, Moscow, Russia

Week #122: San Esteban del Rey Mission churchyard, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

Week #123: St. Giles Churchyard, Stoke Poges, England

Week #124: Cemetery of Marigot, Saint Martin Island, Caribbean

Week #125: John Brown’s Grave, John Brown Farm State Historic Site, Lake Placid, New York

Week #126: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

Week #127: St. Roch Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Week #128: National Cemetery of Terezine, Terezin, Czech Republic

Week #129: the Graves of Jesse James, Kearney, Missouri

Week #130: the Wooldridge Monument, Maplewood Cemetery, Mayfield, Kentucky

Week#131: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

Week #132: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC

7 Responses to Cemeteries of the Week

  1. Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney, Australia

  2. Dear Loren,

    I lighted upon your fascinating website & wondered if you had ever had the opportunity ( when in London) to visit Ladywell & Brockley Cemetery-SE London? Although not one of the Magnificent 7 cemeteries of London , it is unusual in having 2 seperate cemeteries on one site & does contain the final resting place of many illustrious writers, poets , reformers and anarchists! . Do take a look at the Foblc website sometime & maybe call in when next in town!


    Mike Guilfoyle
    Vice-Chair -Friends of Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery-Foblc

  3. This is great – thanks! I just stumbled upon your site while researching Mission Dolores for a friend. I’ve visited 28 of your places of the week and hoping to add a couple more on an upcoming trip to Tokyo! For just one day on a recent trip to the UK I missed a tour of another south London cemetery, Nunhead (which I have been to but would enjoy a tour of) – another to add to your list if you plan to visit Ladywell & Brockley, which I will now add to my list for my next London trip. I often visit cemeteries in my travels (favorites include La Recoleta in Buenos Aires and Cimitero Monumentale in Milan, Italy.

    Happy Travels!
    Annabella Gualdoni

    • Loren Rhoads says:

      I haven’t been to Nunhead yet, either, but one of my readers sent me their calendar last December and it looks like a lovely place.

      I haven’t been anywhere in South America yet, but Recoleta is on my list of Cemeteries of the Week for the coming year. Do you know of a good book about it?

  4. Unfortunately I do not. Last year I visited a cemetery in Tomar, Portugal, that reminded me a lot of La Recoleta. (18 November section on this page)
    In both places not all of the mausoleums are well-maintained, and it’s a big spooky because you really can just reach in and touch the coffins. Unfortunately there is deterioration and sometimes vandalism. Without a friends program like those that have been successful in the UK I’m afraid there will just be more damage.

    I’ll look forward to your visit next year!

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