Touring Graveyards for History and Understanding
I suppose if you are bashful, a cemetery is a great place to visit given that no one is likely to talk to you much. I like cemeteries for the opportunities they provide to commune with the universe, to learn a bit about history, and to appreciate how other cultures treat both death and life. Apparently I’m not alone in seeking out these slightly offbeat destinations; cemetery tourism is increasingly mainstream, so much so that it was covered in the Chicago Tribune recently and I was quoted: Irene Levine, Nothing like a cemetery to enliven a trip, Chicago Tribune (July 8, 2015).
Here is some of the coverage of cemeteries in the BashfulAdventurer.com:
- Peacefulness by the Sea, Captiva
- Key West: African Cemetery at Higgs Beach
- Life and Death at the Key West Cemetery
- Key West: Remembering the Maine Far from Havana
New York State
- Garrison: The Strife Is Over
- Hamilton: Cemetery at Colgate University
- History, Hucksters, and a Highway in Brewster
- Visiting Mount Kisco’s Invisible Church
- Mount Kisco: Old North Castle Church at St. Mark’s Place
- New York City: African Burial Ground
- Forgotten in Pleasantville?
- Graveyard in Saratoga: Death on a Clam Shell
- Sleepy Hollow: A Cemetery Both Literary and Spiritual
- Ghostly Fiction in Sleepy Hollow
- Sleepy Hollow, Where Were You during the Revolution?
- Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow: In Memory of the Revolution
- Graveyard Art Westhampton: Earthly or Angelic
- History in the West Point Graveyard
- Arlington Strong
- Arlington National Cemetery: Running across History
- Arlington National Cemetery: Remembering the Maine Far from Havana
- Giverny: Monet’s Grave
- Normandy American Cemetery: Standing on the Paths of Heroes
- Normandy American Cemetery
- Is the Line at the Paris Catacombs Worth the Wait?
- Paris: Macarons and Macabre All in One Morning
- Paris: This Is the End