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Hope Cemetery

262 E Montpelier Rd., Barre, VT 05641-8372
+1 802-476-6245
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Like going to the museum, only at a cemetery.

Absolutely worth the trip for something off the beaten path. The cemetery is loaded with beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Berlin, Vermont
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The most amazing tombstones you'll ever see

Hope Cemetery is a showplace of beautiful carvings in granite. Here, the talented sculptors in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Westford, Massachusetts
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262 E Montpelier Rd., Barre, VT 05641-8372
+1 802-476-6245
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth the trip for something off the beaten path. The cemetery is loaded with beautiful works of granite art. If you can get past the fact that you are driving around a cemetery then enjoy! Even my two children (aged 6 and 8) enjoyed...More

Thank elpealto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hope Cemetery is a showplace of beautiful carvings in granite. Here, the talented sculptors in Barre Vermont make tombstones for their family and friends. There is a map you can buy that has numbers to punch in on your cell phone which lets you listen...More

Thank mebn
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We visited this fascinating cemetery as part of a tour and were impressed by the unusually artistic tombstones ranging from small to monumental and mostly of eye-catching granite. It was a great contrast to the tiny ones seen previously e.g. while walking the Freedom Trail...More

Thank tony9tn
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Some people say that doing a tour of a cemetery is not usually on their itinerary. But the tour is the workmanship of the sculptures with granite. From the cube on it's point, the race car to the husband and wife in bed. A must...More

Thank catherine d
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Barre is known as the Granite Center of the World. A place to visit is Hope Cemetery which is like an outdoors art museum of what can be done with the blue-gray granite which Barre is known for. If you visit the cemetery please get...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The location is just east of Montpelier and easily reached from the main street. It's quiet, full of beautiful carved granite statues and areas to stroll and reflect.

Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Many family members of the stonecutters who emigrated here from the Old Country are buried here, and the love poured into the monuments is extremely touching and creative. It seems strange recommending a cemetery as a tourist spot, but Hope is exceptional!

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 5 February 2017

If your visiting the area, yes a cemetery tour may sound odd, pull in and take a walk. The stone work and memorials are beautiful. Barre is famous for it's quarry and stoneworkers and some of their best work was done in memorial to their...More

Thank Maui-Honu
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to experience the beauty and creativity of granite sculpture and the amazing artists who do this work there is no better place than Hope Cemetery. Easy to drive through and see most everything from car but it's best to park and walk...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

There are some truly amazing monuments here that are wonderful examples of the Vermont granite industry. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank BEWatermelon
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Is it permissable for a bus of tourists to drive thru the Hope Cemetery?
20 June 2017|
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Response from mebn | Reviewed this property |
No. The roads are too narrow and it also would be disruptive to mourners who visit the cemetery. Cars may drive through or you can walk.
Do I need a permit for a bus of tourists to go thru Hope Cemetery and see the most unusual headstones? Is there a tour guide available? If so, how long can we expect to spend with the tour guide? Charge?
20 June 2017|
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Response from elpealto | Reviewed this property |
Being a local, I have driven past this cemetery hundreds of times over the past 15 years and never seen a tour bus. There are lots of wonderful things in the area that might be better suited for a tour bus. Morse Farm... More