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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers West Hartford-Themed Walking Tour

Dimock Monument, Cedar Hill Cemetery. Courtesy photo

The guided ‘Celebrate West Hartford’ tour will be held on Wednesday, July 17 at Cedar Hill Cemetery.


Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 10 a.m., for the guided walk, “Celebrate West Hartford.”

West Hartford, officially separated from the capital city in 1854, was home to many well-known personages who now reside at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Connie Robinson introduces you to notable West Hartford residents Yung Wing, Ira Dimock, Morgan Brainard, and more, on this walking tour of the historic cemetery.

Admission to the program is $10.00 and free for Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation and Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society members. Advance reservations are recommended and may be made online at www.cedarhillfoundation.org.

Cedar Hill Cemetery is located at 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford. The walking tour begins at the flagpole at the end of the entrance drive.

About Cedar Hill Cemetery & Foundation

Established in 1864, Cedar Hill Cemetery encompasses 270 acres of landscaped woodlands, waterways, and memorial grounds. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Cedar Hill Cemetery serves as a sanctuary for Connecticut history, impressive funerary art, and natural beauty.

Cedar Hill Cemetery is open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset. Quiet recreational activities, such as walking, birding, and photography, are permitted. A Guide for Visitors, A Guide to Notable Trees, and Engage by Cell Audio Tour are available for self-guided experiences.

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation provides guided thematic walks, nature programs, and special events between May and October. For more information, visit www.cedarhillfoundation.org.  

About The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society

Established in 1965, the museum interprets the life & legacy of Noah Webster; American founding father, educator, author and lexicographer, and preserves his boyhood home (a National Historic Landmark) in West Hartford, Connecticut. The West Hartford Historical Society is a repository of three centuries of artifacts & archives from the town’s storied past. The historic house and exhibit spaces are open for public hours Monday through Saturday, 1-4 p.m. 

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