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Very interesting cemetery

This cemetery is maintained by the Dean Family and without there diligence the cemetery would be... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2018
Jane S
Toronto, Canada
A cemetery in the midst of the SNP

Surprising to find a cemetery of this size in the middle of the SNP, but there it is. A wonderful... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Sue L
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

This cemetery is maintained by the Dean Family and without there diligence the cemetery would be taken over by the surrounding forest. Very well maintained with old to modern tombstones. Burials of descendants of the Dean family are still taking place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jane S
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Surprising to find a cemetery of this size in the middle of the SNP, but there it is. A wonderful final resting spot for so many people and a place of solitude for family to come pay respects to their loved ones.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sue L
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Who would have thought of a manicured cemetery being just off Skyline Drive and near the A.T. A wonderful place for families to visit passed loved ones and spend time.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sue L
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Beautiful, clean cemetery with a lot of history. The Dean Family should be very proud of how wonderful they have taken care of it and kept it up.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank KimEriePa
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Stopped here on a whim to stretch our legs, and we have always been interested in old cemeteries. Dean family keeps this up very well, and the headstones show a family of patriots.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank govandy
Reviewed August 19, 2017

This still-used Cemetery is the final resting place of some of the mountain folk who used to live in the area now known as Shenandoah National Park. The cemetery is neat and well maintained by the descendants of its inhabitants. A nice glimpse into a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Esther W
Reviewed July 22, 2016

While getting suggestions at the Big Meadow visitors center the park range told us about this cemetery. We stopped in on our last day. There is a parking lot. The road to the cemetery has a chain across but it is an easy very short...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed July 22, 2016

My son and I visited Dean Cemetery this July same as we did on our last visit to Shenandoah National Park in July 2015. No, we do not have any relatives or friends buried here. It is just a beautiful, peaceful place to reflect on...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Larry T
Reviewed May 28, 2016

While hiking the Appalachian Trail we came upon the cemetery. While some of the gravesite go back a long way, some were as recent as last year. It is a peaceful site, and we offered a prayer for those for whom this is their final...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Margaret C
Reviewed May 23, 2016

The Dean Cemetery contains over a hundred graves and is still being used today by their descendants. It is well kept & a tribute to a family who lived in this area, as far back as the early 1800s. I would recommend reading the 80...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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