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Address: 585 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906-5034
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Beautiful setting

Go there. Great for birdwatching in the spring, a relaxing walk, or a little spiritual silence. You won't be disappointed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Rehoboth MA
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Rehoboth MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go there. Great for birdwatching in the spring, a relaxing walk, or a little spiritual silence. You won't be disappointed.

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Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Wow this is such a beautiful place to visit and the view of the River is amazing. The history in this beautiful garden is wonderful. A great place to drive around and take in the serenity. I saw a lot of people walking in the sunshine today and you can drive right to the rivers edge. Lots of wildlife to... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Beautiful cemetery to wander around and marvel at the variety of ornate graves and sculptures, all the while respecting those that rest here. Some very old graves with interesting inscriptions are a step back in time. I look forward to going back in the Spring to explore more and see the landscaping in full bloom.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very large and very beautiful cemetery. If you walk all the way down the hill you will hit the river. Many people come here to visit the grave of local author and favorite HP Lovecraft. I found myself more interested in the beautiful landscaping, colonial and Victorian Graves and angel statues. It's a really lovely grounds to... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The function of a cemetery is simple: A place to bury and visit the dead. Leave it to Victorians to turn it into an enchanting city of sculptures, streets, grassy heaps and ponds. Swan Point sports hundreds of tree species and is so expansive, you might get lost in the beauty.

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fishkill, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

My sister and I visited this cemetery and were quite impressed with its upkeep, landscaping, and water views. Parts of this burial ground definitely cater to society's upper crust as can be seen by some of the graves and mausoleums. There is a unique gazebo and a place to see the body of water nearby. Get a map because it... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

OK, it might sound strange, but this really is a great place for a walk. It is like a park (designed by Olmsted, one of America's great park landscape designers) and it is right along the river. Beautiful trees and lots and lots of flowers. This place is professionally maintained and it shows. Park along the side of the road... More 

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Ocean
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Walked around the cemetery , which is like a sculpture garden. Nice view of the river. Perfect for a bike ride or a ride through . Stop in the office for a self guided tour pamphlet .

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Swan Point Cemetary is a beautiful burial site located on the East Side of Providence. It feels more like a public park than a somber resting place of the dead. It has some of Rhode Island's most notable families and famous people interred within. In particular, HP Lovecraft, a writer who is arguably second only to Edgar Allen Poe for... More 

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CT, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We visited the cemetery because of the Lovecraft connection and were fortunate to enjoy it on a glorious late-summer day. We thought we would just drop in to see the Lovecraft grave site but ended up spending several hours walking about in the park-like grounds examining the many quirky and artful monuments and reading inscriptions. There is a lovely area... More 

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