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Cemetery of the Week #77: Lafayette Cemetery #1

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 1400 Washington Street New Orleans, Lousiana 70115 Founded: 1833 Size: one city block Number of interments: 10,000+ Open: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to noon. Closed: Sunday and holidays (except … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #74: Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery 19975 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48203 Telephone: (313) 368-0010 Founded: 1895 Size: 140 acres Number of interments: 71,000 Open: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sundays, 10 a.m. to … Continue reading

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What graveyards did you visit on vacation this summer?

Travel took me to Manhattan, Ontario, and Michigan this summer.  I visited the African Burial Ground, a Colonial-era churchyard, my first Canadian cemetery, and a cemetery with one of the largest collections of private mausoleums in the United States, which … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #57: Laurel Hill Cemetery

Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19132 Telephone: 215-228-8200 Founded: 1836 Size: 78 acres Number of interments: 75,000 Open: Weekdays 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Weekends 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed major holidays. Admission: always free THIS … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #32: The Mausoleum of Augustus

The Mausoleum of Augustus Piazza Augusto Imperatore Rome, Italy Founded: 28 BCE Number of Interments: none any longer Open: only with a tour group The Mausoleum of Augustus was built in 28 BCE as the tomb of Julius Caesar’s adopted … Continue reading

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