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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

Interesting + Important

Center Cemetery is one of Connecticut’s most interesting and important 18th century burial grounds, and is one of the most striking examples extant of the mixing of Connecticut River Valley sandstones with the eastern granite schists from Bolton and adjacent regions.

James A. Slater
The Colonial Burying Grounds of Eastern Connecticut
The Connecticut Academy of Art

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