Lexington Cemetery, Lexington

Lexington Cemetery, Lexington (must see)

The Lexington Cemetery dates to 1849. Within the cemetery are three places that are listed separately on the National Register of Historic Places from the main cemetery: Confederate Soldier Monument in Lexington, the Ladies' Confederate Memorial, and Lexington National Cemetery.

This cemetery is on 170 acres and is home to over 200 tree species, including weeping cherries, magnolias, crab apples, and dogwoods. There are also fields of tulips to enjoy.

This cemetery hosts tours and events that are fun for all visitors. Tours that focus on spring flowers are best enjoyed from the end of March through early May. The grounds are open daily from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., giving you an excellent chance to see everything.

The burial areas include graves that have a variety of headstone types, and you'll see stones that represent all the eras that this cemetery has operated in. There are also mausoleums or tombs, including private burial spaces and the main mausoleum building that also includes a columbarium for cremated remains.

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Lexington Cemetery on Map

Sight Name: Lexington Cemetery
Sight Location: Lexington, USA (See walking tours in Lexington)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Lexington, Kentucky

Create Your Own Walk in Lexington

Create Your Own Walk in Lexington

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lexington is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Buildings

Historical Buildings

This self guided walking tour takes you to visit the important historic buildings such as the Hopemont, McAdams and Morford Building, Pope Villa and other edifices that have significant historical or architectural contribution to the city landscape of Lexington. Many of these buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and they tell so much about the history of the city.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Lexington Introduction Walking Tour

Lexington Introduction Walking Tour

Lexington is Kentucky's second-largest city and the Fayette County seat. The city is most famous for the Thoroughbred racing industry but has so much to offer besides attractions related to racing. This city dates back to 1782 when Kentucky was still part of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was settled by frontiersmen under the leadership of William McConnell.

During the 19th century, the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles