Nerdy Day Trips

Rock Creek Cemetery

Location: Washington, DC, USA, 20011

Posted by: Vagrarian on 1st April 2012 at 2:09 am

View on the map. Visit the website: www.rockcreekparish.org/node/62

Cemetery established in 1719, and containing many unusual and artistic markers, some by noted sculptors, as well as the graves of local notables. Visitation is encouraged; pick up a map at the office that shows notable markers.

Vagrarian said:
Keep an eye open for the Adams Memorial, a justifiably famous marker by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. A casting of it is in the Smithsonian's American Art Gallery. It's a haunting work. Everything from colonial-era graves to elaborate Victorian mausoleums to inventive and artistic modern markers is to be seen here.


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