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Lowell Cemetery, Lowell

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Lowell Cemetery is a cemetery located in Lowell, Massachusetts. Founded in 1841 and located on the banks of the Concord River, the cemetery is one of the oldest garden cemeteries in the nation, inspired by Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Many of Lowell's wealthy industrialists are buried here, under ornate Victorian tombstones. A 73-acre (30 ha) portion of the 84 acres (34 ha) cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
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  • Many people were walking their dogs or just strolling in the cemetery. It was more like a gorgeous park with rolling hills and the most beautiful grave stones and statues. The most famous grave site.....  more
    Many people were walking their dogs or just strolling in the cemetery. It was more like a gorgeous park with rolling hills and the most beautiful grave stones and statues. The most famous grave site.....  more »
  • Lowell cemetery tours are offered twice a year in the spring and fall. I recently took the spring tour. The guide Richard Howe is very knowledgeable about the history of the city and people buried... 
    Lowell cemetery tours are offered twice a year in the spring and fall. I recently took the spring tour. The guide Richard Howe is very knowledgeable about the history of the city and people buried...  more »
  • It is very interesting to see the history of one of the New England's oldest cities. Here you can definitely see it. 
    It is very interesting to see the history of one of the New England's oldest cities. Here you can definitely see it.  more »
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  • Fabulous guided tour . The grounds are well maintained and so peaceful. So many fabulous marble and granite structures. Very rich in history. So glad I went.
  • This is a great place. I read about this location in a book called Mourning Glory and I absolutely adore the title. The Author Catherine Goodwin was a good guide when it came to hearing stories of the individual people. Then when the tours got headed by Richard Howe the style shifted to the interesting history. Both are good ways to go about it.
  • I have had the most spectacular time walking through the cemetery each day, during the lock down, and have encountered many others doing the same. I was in shock the first time I discovered this beauty, and discover something new/ beautiful/ interesting each time I go. The grounds are huge and diverse - every inch is simply stunning! Thank you so much to the groundskeepers for working so hard on the upkeep - I see teams of them out working every day, and it is SO APPRECIATED! Thank you for the sanctuary during a time when so many of us are stuck inside.
  • I've often found cemeteries beautiful and peaceful. As they should. Our loved ones rest peacefully there. The Lowell Cemetery has the most humbling extraordinary landscape and an amazing floral array. Although we live on, where our loved ones passed on. This cemetary is a tranquil peaceful place for those we miss.
  • I am so lucky to live near this beautiful place. We walk through here all the time. It is really a gorgeous garden that happens to also memorialize the lives of others. The cemetery has some wonderful stories and monuments. There is a witch, a lion and book chair. They are building a Columbarium to memorialize those who are cremated. If you like history and gardens this is a wonderful place to wander around in. There are two entrances, one on Lawrence Street and one on Knapp avenue the road behind Shedd Park.

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