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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

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Embodies History

This ancient cemetery embodies much of the history of the community through its record of the lives of prominent and ordinary citizens. The often extraordinary craftsmanship of the stone carving records the artistic tastes of many generations.

David F. Ransom
1990, Architectural Historian

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