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Roslyn Cemetery

Memorial Drive, Roslyn, WA
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What an interesting place to visit!

While it was a bit cold today, we enjoyed having a good look around and feeling amazed at how... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
wing6rider-Australia
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Australia
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I've never seen a cemetery like this one! It's arranged into several sections by race/ethnic group... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
moreworld2c
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Poulsbo, Washington
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Memorial Drive, Roslyn, WA
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

While it was a bit cold today, we enjoyed having a good look around and feeling amazed at how expansive this place is? YMMV

Thank wing6rider-Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I've never seen a cemetery like this one! It's arranged into several sections by race/ethnic group, fraternal organization, etc. Interesting variety of styles of monuments and tombstones. Nice to walk through and get a sense of some of the local history including immigration.

Thank moreworld2c
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very interesting history on how the cemetery is organized, segregated by race, and fraternal organization. Many of the organizations there were started by groups pooling their money to bury mine accident victims and/or to send the family back home. Due to the hilly area, they...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

It's very different than other cemeteries and fascinating. Go and give a bit of cash to the restoration effort. Find Yvonne and let her simple monument represent the century since the woman who died at the age of 97 was buried in the Mt Olivet...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This place is fascinating. Their are separate sections devoted to various ethnic groups and some of the area date back into the 1800's. Come and visit.

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Rosyln cemetery is divided into more than 20 different areas reflecting the diverse backgrounds of the miners and others who traveled to and lived in Roslyn. There are areas for veterans, of course, adjoining areas for black miners, Slovaks, Poles, and so on. The...More

2  Thank Hoopsr
Reviewed 9 June 2016

It is a wonderful and very old Cemetery. These sacred grounds were revered by early families as a place of honor. It is 19 acres of woods and hill with all these separate areas for Veterans, Druids, African American, Polish, Serbian, Croatian, it goes on...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Fascinating that such a small place can have such a big cemetery. Well worth going to see. Many the nationality represented and reflects the town's mining heritage.

1  Thank BennyDoran
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Roslyn, Washington, is a former coal mining town. Lots of men died in the mines so the cemetery is a large one for such a small place. The well-kept cemetery houses graves for people of varying nationalities and social organizations. it is a time capsule...More

Thank jwcohenwa
Reviewed 24 August 2015

This is a very large cemetery for the size of the town. There is a lot of history here and if one wants to discover the kind of people that worked in a coal mining town this is a great place to start. The cemetery...More

Thank PullmanCougar
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