Preservation Burlington hosted a walking tour through Lakeview Cemetery last weekend, just in time for late fall weather and Halloween. After three years of wanting to explore Lakeview Cemetery, this event was just the reminder I needed. On the tour we learned about famous Burlington residents who are buried in the cemetery and how they connect to Burlington history. Built in 1871, the cemetery was designed like a park, with fountains and winding roads and views looking to Lake Champlain. The headstones and monuments do not match throughout the grounds; instead, there are many different styles, plot boundaries and layouts. Read this article from the local paper for more history.
The Louisa Howard Chapel, built in 1882 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Many varying arrangements of burials.
Graves amongst plantings.
The kind of cemetery that you’d stroll through in all types of weather.
Trees frame this headstone.
And the cemetery vault, with the chapel in the background.
I didn’t see any ghosts, but then again it was a sunny morning. Happy Halloween!