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Lexington Cemetery

833 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40508-2094
+1 859-255-5522
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Amazing place to see

Headstones from so far back and just beautiful surroundings with trees and shrubs. Architecture is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
creekshop
Beautiful peaceful place

Always clean and well maintained. This historic cemetery is a must see. Peaceful and dignified... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
twsmith14
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Established in 1824, this is considered one of America's most beautifully landscaped cemeteries.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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833 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40508-2094
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Headstones from so far back and just beautiful surroundings with trees and shrubs. Architecture is unbelievable

Thank creekshop
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always clean and well maintained. This historic cemetery is a must see. Peaceful and dignified. Beautiful gardens

Thank twsmith14
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop at the office for a brochure of the driving/walking tour of the gravesites. It has so much info on who is where with a brief description of either the headstone or the person. There is also a tree walk or bird brochure telling about...More

1  Thank joyceTL4
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The map didn't help much in finding certain graves. This is something they should try to improve on. It was very frustrating. That said, it was still a beautiful old cemetery founded in 1849 with graves of Henry Clay, Jim Varney, and John Hunt Morgan...More

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The drive through this cemetery is gorgeous, particularly in the spring with so many blooming trees.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We went to find the grave of an ancestor, who died in 1832. The office staff pulled out the information about the plot, made a photocopy, and showed me on a map just how to get there. There are some famous people buried there: Henry...More

Thank Pilgrim50
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

My son-in-law's family is buried there. The cemetery is beautiful and we found the grave sites. There were some Canadian geese there that were bothered by us being there but other than that, the place was very peaceful.

Thank cbrayer
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Most people wouldn’t think of visiting a cemetery, but Lexington Cemetery is spectacular in the spring. The flowering trees are so beautiful, plus the tulip garden and the ponds make for an amazing drive.

1  Thank Anne W
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This is the most beautiful cemetery I've ever visited. There are so many different types of trees and flowers planted throughout. This is where we gathered the leaves for my son's "leaf project" when he was young. It proved to be a fun task with...More

5  Thank KentuckyGirl1972
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Yes, this is an active cemetery, but it is ALSO one of the most beautiful places you will find in the entire Bluegrass region. If you are lucky enough to visit in the spring, say around the Keeneland meet in April or Derby week in...More

1  Thank gcgunn
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