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Where art and history meet.

Resting place of many members of Hartford's founding families and with many fine examples of early stone carving.


The Friends of Center Cemetery, Inc. of East Hartford, Connecticut is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated November 8, 1989 to promote and preserve this historic town cemetery which was authorized in 1709 as Hartford’s second burying ground.

Location and hours of operation

Mon-Fri 12am-12pm Sat-Sun 12am-12pm

Customer Testimonials

Stepping Back in Time

Walking through Center Cemetery’s entrance gate from your town’s busy Main St. I wasn’t prepared for the wonderful surprise – stepping back in time to picturesque old New England as I imagined it would be like. I can’t wait to return someday to paint a picture or two of it.

Ken Kahn
Executive Director (1999)
Greater Hartford Arts Council

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