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Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
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...  read 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...  read 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...  read more »
  • 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!
  • A lot of history!
  • I Hear this is where Harriet Tubman is resting.
  • I did a report on Harriet Tubman and this helped a lot
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