Welcome to Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation

Old Cedar HillCedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to discover, experience and explore Hartford’s historic Cedar Hill Cemetery. Established in 1864, Cedar Hill is an American rural cemetery encompassing 270 acres of landscaped woodlands, waterways and memorial grounds. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Cedar Hill serves as a sanctuary for memorial artworks, Hartford history and welcomed wildlife.

In addition to offering tours and events, Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation raises funds to ensure the park-like memorial grounds are preserved and protected in perpetuity.

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Upcoming Program

Mark Twain’s Civil War
Saturday, July 8, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; Cedar Hill & Mark Twain House Members: Free
While Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, is laid to rest in Elmira, New York, his legacy remains alive and well in Hartford. Join Steve Courtney of the Mark Twain House as he explores the Civil War through the eyes of the famous author, tells the story of his own brief, but complicated, wartime experience, and tours the resting places of Twain’s friends and acquaintances who played significant roles in the war. Advanced reservations are not required. The walking tour begins at the flagpole at the end of the entrance drive.

 

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation’s mission is to preserve, protect and promote in perpetuity the art, culture, history and natural beauty of Hartford’s nationally recognized Cedar Hill Cemetery.

We invite you to support our efforts to maintain and restore the cemetery’s historic architecture, preserve the historic and unique memorial artworks, conserve and protect the natural resources, care for the picturesque trees and shrubs, and present educational tours and events to the public.

Cedar Hill Cemetery & Foundation
453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114
860-956-3311

To visit Hartford’s historic Cedar Hill Cemetery’s website, click here.

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