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Lexington Cemetery

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Address: 833 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508
Phone Number: +1 859-255-5522
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 12:00
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Established in 1824, this is considered one of America's most beautifully...

Established in 1824, this is considered one of America's most beautifully landscaped cemeteries.

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This cemetery is essentially a free museum. Interesting sites include the graves of KY senator Henry Clay and legendary UK basketball coach Adolph Rupp. The grounds and monuments... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cemetery is essentially a free museum. Interesting sites include the graves of KY senator Henry Clay and legendary UK basketball coach Adolph Rupp. The grounds and monuments are beautiful, with several monuments being quite intricate. The tees are stunning, and the groundskeepers must really take pride in their work. The many names you will see engraved on monuments are... More 

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Pinckney, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lexington Cemetery is a beautiful place to have a quiet walk and take a trip through history. While it's not the oldest cemetery around you will see a lot of graves from the early 1800's. Henry Clay's is particularly interesting.

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Thank Jeremy L
Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love visiting different cities and seeing their history. The Lexington Cemetery is full of beautiful sculptures and memorials to loved ones. The lanes meander throughout the sections and provide peaceful places to contemplate and remember. A crisp fall day with the leaves changing was a perfect time to visit.

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Thank GandM_va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great place for photographs or to just sit in peace. You forget you are near downtown Lexington when you stroll through. Good spot for fall photos as well.

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Thank Joyce M
Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The weather was brisk and windy, so we just drove through the cemetery, however, you could walk around if you want. There is so much history here! The grounds are gorgeous with 2 different lakes, huge trees and gardens. Mary Todd Lincoln's family is buried here, as well as Henry Clay and other historical figures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I like "visiting" this place. It's beautiful in the summer, with its large lakes, and ducks, and big beautiful trees. Nice place to take long walks, although walking with someone is advised. Actually had a picnic there with my husband. There are lots of VERY old grave stones there too. Interesting.

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Thank darcystaley
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This beautiful cemetery including historic noted champion trees, one going when the U.S. Constitution was signed. Henry Clay was buried there! Park like setting. Very special...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The grounds are beautiful, but we could not find a map anywhere. Not even online. The sections are hard to follow, and without a map, you don't know where to find anyone. It did have some of the largest species of trees in the US which was very cool.

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Thank kokomo27
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Lots of history (Henry Clay's tomb is in this cemetery) along with a lot of soldiers. Beautiful trees and plants along with ponds and wildlife! Peaceful, even though it's close to downtown. Very lovely final resting place for those buried there.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

It may sound odd to say but this is a very beautiful cemetery that is apart from paying your respects to the dead is well worth stopping by to visit in its on right. The gardens, pathways, ponds and trees are truly stunning and you can see that great care was paid when laying out the cemetery. Its open from... More 

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