Easton Cemetery - Easton, PA

Located at 401 N. 7th Street, Easton PA, the Easton Cemetery is a parklike landscape based on the picturesque romantic styles of the early and late 19th century. Its landscape is set with thousands of examples of funeral artwork, in a variety of decorative styles, spanning Greco-Roman Revival, Gothic Victorian, and Art Deco.

Walking (or driving) through this historic site is like going back in time – rolling hills and shaded streets encourage a slower pace, providing a chance to view some fine examples of funerary art. The grave of George Taylor, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is marked by an obelisk topped with an eagle. A free, self-guided walking tour booklet is available on the porch of the Superintendent’s house.

Established in 1849, this historic cemetery has over 5 miles of winding trails. Architecturally noteworthy features include a Gothic Revival Gatehouse and office, stable, cemetery chapel, and a Gothic frame workshop. In 1990 the cemetery was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The cemetery site contains a historic gateway, gate house and office, cemetery chapel, memorial area, and Grand Army of the Republic Cannon and military plot.

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Latitude: 40.694535 Longitude: -75.218488 Elevation: 289 ft

Time Period Represented

1849-present

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