Protecting Wildlife

Cedar Hill Cemetery’s 270 acres of woodlands, fields, wetlands and ponds attract many species of wildlife. Animals found in our wooded areas include white-tailed deer, red fox, eastern coyote, raccoon and cottontail rabbit. Songbirds include the vireo, chickadee, towhee, red-winged blackbird, catbird and yellow warbler. Canada goose, bob-white quail, ring-neck pheasant, wild turkey, mallard and wood duck are a few of the land and water fowl in Cedar Hill’s ponds and surrounds. Hawks and owls also are a common sight. The Foundation offers several nature-based activities such as Bird and Butterfly Walks as part of our tours and events schedule. To view the listing of upcoming activities, click here.

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.