Category Archives: Famous person’s grave

Gravesites of well-known people, whether contained in a cemetery or alone on their own property.

Photo Guide to the Congressional Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery by Rebecca Boggs Roberts My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow, this book made me want to visit this cemetery. I picked the book up in Washington DC, but didn’t get a chance to read it until … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #152: Congressional Cemetery

Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 Founded: 1790 Size: 35 acres Number of Interments: 67,000 burials and more than 14,000 stones Open: Daily from dawn to dusk. Free tours are available on Saturdays at 11 AM from … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #151: The French Pantheon

The Pantheon Place du Pantheon 75005 Paris, France Telephone: 01 44 32 18 00 Pantheonizations began: 1791 Number of interments: Open: Every day, except January 1, May 1, and December 25 Homepage: http://www.monuments-nationaux.fr In 451, Attila the Hun threatened the … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #148: Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia Basilica c/ Mallorca 401 08013 Barcelona, Spain Telephone: (34) 932 080 414 Founded: 1882 Number of Interments: 2 Open: The hours change on Holy Days and also according to the season. Entry is only available with a timed-entry … Continue reading

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Where Are They Buried?

Where Are They Buried?: How Did They Die? Fitting Ends and Final Resting Places of the Famous, Infamous, and Noteworthy by Tod Benoit My rating: 5 of 5 stars Any collection of famous people’s grave sites is going to be … Continue reading

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