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Hope Cemetery

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Address: 262 E Montpelier Rd., Barre, VT 05641-8372
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+1 802-476-6245

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Lovely, well maintained and quiet Cemetery

The location is just east of Montpelier and easily reached from the main street. It's quiet, full of beautiful carved granite statues and areas to stroll and reflect.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
349Charles25
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is just east of Montpelier and easily reached from the main street. It's quiet, full of beautiful carved granite statues and areas to stroll and reflect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Many family members of the stonecutters who emigrated here from the Old Country are buried here, and the love poured into the monuments is extremely touching and creative. It seems strange recommending a cemetery as a tourist spot, but Hope is exceptional!

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Burlington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

If your visiting the area, yes a cemetery tour may sound odd, pull in and take a walk. The stone work and memorials are beautiful. Barre is famous for it's quarry and stoneworkers and some of their best work was done in memorial to their own. Some other great work in the Montpelier cemetery too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to experience the beauty and creativity of granite sculpture and the amazing artists who do this work there is no better place than Hope Cemetery. Easy to drive through and see most everything from car but it's best to park and walk about. If you've never seen how granite is quarried and transformed to a work of... More 

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Ruskin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

There are some truly amazing monuments here that are wonderful examples of the Vermont granite industry. Definitely worth a visit.

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We have visited many cemeteries and enjoy the stories that we find. Hope Cemetery contains the largest collection of amazing and unique monuments that we have ever seen. Many tell a story of the life of the person or couple. The craftsmanship displayed in the stones is beautiful and often elegant. The variety of monuments in the beautiful setting provides... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My 9 year olds enjoyed touring this cemetery to see the unusual granite headstones. Look for the automobile, soccer ball, and others. It was raining so we toured from the car. A short drive from Rock of Ages. A short tour. A worthwhile diversion.

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Thank Anne M
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We learned about this by chance and were fascinated with the history. We were told that the quarry men who worked in granite quarry knew they would die from white lung so they spent their after work hours carving their own headstones. They are very detailed and intricate and worth the time to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This cemetery has some wonderful examples of the workmanship of the people that work in the nearby sheds. Some very unusual art work for the deceased!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A great way to see the end product of the artists at Rock of Ages quarry and processing plant. Worth the time to see real works of art.

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