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Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn
(4.7/5 based on 30+ 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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  • It's off Rt. 34 at Fitch Avenue. Drive halfway down street and turn right into the main entrance of the cemetery. They don't do much to advertise or guide, but the Seward family tombs are all there as...  more »
  • I have been to Fort Hill Cemetery several times within the last 25 years. I am always enthralled by the serene landscape and diversity of beautiful sculpture and architecture. Visiting cemeteries is a...  more »
  • Fort Hill is located within steps of downtown Auburn. It has been the resting place for luminaries and regular folks. Chief Logan's monument is at the top of the hill, Harriet Tubman is near a large p...  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