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Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn

(4.7/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Fort Hill Cemetery, founded in 1999, is a cemetery located in downtown Auburn, New York. It features headstones of such notable people as William H. Seward with his son, William H. Seward, Jr.. It also included Harriet Tubman who is resting on Fort Hill Cemetery's "West Lawn C", beneath a large tree with two small bushes on each side of her headstone, Martha Coffin Wright, Myles Walter Keogh, and Thomas Mott Osborne.The cemetery is built on what was once a fortified village of the Cayuga Indians. It also features a 56ft. high limestone obelisk monument to Chief Logan, famed chief of the Cayuga Indians.The Bradley Mortuary Chapel (which also serves as the cemetery office and gatehouse) was designed by the architect Julius A. Schweinfurth in a Gothic Revival style and completed in 1893. Julius A. Schweinfurth was a brother and partner to Charles F. Schweinfurth.
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  • I took a walk through Fort Hill to look up the final resting place of some neighbors,Beautiful cemetary,right in the middle of the city and so quiet.A lot of local history here.Take a walk.  more »
  • I have lived near Fort Hill Cemetery and have walked its lovely grounds often. I can highly recommend this serene setting for a final resting area and or a lovely stroll in solitude.  more »
  • If you're near Auburn or are interested in civil war history this is a must see. Fort Hill has a lovely but quaint entrance gate and a map near it. If you email their website they can also mail you pa...  more »
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  • We visited the grave site of Harriet Tubman in August 2016. We took our voice recorder with us. We were complimenting her for her heroic bravery for all that she did to help with the Underground Railroad and getting slaves to a safe place and we caught an EVP of a woman's voice saying "They need help" with an emphasis on help. Very cool!
  • Local burials of famous Auburnians such as William Seward and Harriet Tubman. Take a walk through and see the history of the area. Originally a Indian burial mound legend says.
  • We took a nice stroll through and found Ms. Tubman... What an inspiration and pride of NYS!
  • I Hear this is where Harriet Tubman is resting.
  • I did a report on Harriet Tubman and this helped a lot