My Cemetery Bucket List (Ongoing)


Kira Butler from The Midnight Society recently posted her cemetery bucket list, which inspired me to create my own list in my commonplace book. My list is strictly American cemeteries (for now), because mama is broke.

Below is my list, which is always growing. Many were chosen because they are reportedly haunted (of course). Am I missing any must-see cemeteries? Let me know in the comments.

  1. Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia
  2. Stepp Cemetery, Martinsvile, Indiana
  3. South East Grove Cemetery, Crown Point, Indiana
  4. Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, Crestwood, Illinois
  5. Stull Cemetery, Kansas
  6. 100 Step Cemetery, Brazil, Indiana
  7. Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana
  8. Green-wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
  9. Westminster Burying Ground, Baltimore, Maryland
  10. Saint Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans, Louisiana
  11. Saint Louis Cemetery #2, New Orleans, Louisiana
  12. Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana
  13. Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Ohio
  14. Unitarian Church Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina
  15. Forest Park Cemetery, Brunswick, New York
  16. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, New York
  17. Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Massachusetts
  18. The Burying Point, Salem, Massachusetts
  19. Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
  20. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, California
  21. Howard Street Burial Ground, Salem, Massachusetts
  22. Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Illinois
  23. Cemetery Hill, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  24. Boot Hill, Tombstone, Arizona
  25. Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia
  26. Athens Mental Hospital Cemetery (The Ridges), Ohio
  27. Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio
  28. Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland, Oregon
  29. Union Cemetery, Easton, Connecticut
  30. Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois 
  31. Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
  32. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California
  33. Key West Cemetery, Florida 
  34. Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia 
  35. Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina 
  36. Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  37. Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York
  38. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts
  39. Cypress Lawn, Colma, California
  40. Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island
  41. Sunset Hills Cemetery, Flint, Michigan
  42. Central Burial Ground, Boston, Massachusetts
  43. St Roch Cemeteries (1&2), New Orleans,  Louisiana 
  44. Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, IN

6 thoughts on “My Cemetery Bucket List (Ongoing)”

  1. You need an even 40! Cypress Lawn in Colma, CA has a magnificent public mausoleum with a stained glass ceiling, something like 36,00 square feet of glass. Swan Point in Providence is the most beautiful cemetery I’ve ever seen in the springtime. Sunset Hills in Flint, Michigan has a Crack the Whip sculpture that is life-size and amazing.

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  2. Nice! We’ve got a few overlaps (especially with respects to the allegedly “most haunted” locations.) If you’re ever in Boston, you can also hit King’s Chapel and Central Burial Ground because they’re super close to Granary. (We’re talking blocks.)

    Also, for New Orleans: Holt and St. Roch’s are quite visually interesting. St. Roch has an altar of prosthetic limbs left behind by visitors, and Holt has a few handmade commemorative installations that are really very sweet.

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