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



WeidenmannPanel Discussion – Jacob Weidenmann’s Hartford
Thursday, April 23, 5:30 pm reception, 6:00 pm lecture
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford
Admission: Free
In the mid-19th century, Hartford was booming, driven by industries such as publishing, insurance, banking, munitions and manufacturing. Along with success came growing pains, including crime, crowded tenements, poverty, poor sanitation, and polluted water and air. Panelists Don Poland, John Alexopolous and Frank Hagaman provide a historical context for Jacob Weidenmann’s landscapes, including Bushnell Park and Cedar Hill Cemetery, which reflect Hartford’s and its citizens’ need for a well-planned and well-designed urban environment.

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation would like to thank the Greater Hartford Arts Council, Connecticut Humanities and the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, Trustee for their support of the Foundation’s educational mission.



Cedar Hill Cemetery & Foundation
453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114

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