I Explore Old Cemeteries

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 306 People


    This is more of a question than a story. Who or what is the most interesting thing you have come across in an old cemetery? Famous person, oldest marker, interesting stone?
    Bertram Bertram
    1 Response Dec 24, 2008

    Something calm and peaceful about them.

    ...I just love to walk round and explore....
    expressomarkie expressomarkie
    Jun 15, 2015

    It Has Been A Favorite Pastime Since Childhood

    I just love to go to old cemeteries and look at the old stones. I feel like a big part of history is there and cemeteries just feel like they have so much life and energy! I love them so much! I always feel like I am remembering those people. There's a 46 acre cemetery in the...
    il0v3sparkles il0v3sparkles
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 21, 2010

    We Went To An Old Cemetry To Find My Long Dead Ancestors

    parts of the cemetery today are actually under water and have fallen into the Brisbane River.its hard to believe that Lang Park was once a cemeteryI heard a story at the Sydney old cemetery St.Johns there has become overgrown and needs attentionthere is even a feral colony of...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2012

    Too Young To Be So Unhappy?

    I'm a sophomore in high school and I just can't seem to find solid happiness.  I've always had an extremely rough family life and childhood, and last year after 14 years of abuse towards me my mom finally left my family. I'm now living with my dad and sister, and because of my...
    ellie42 ellie42
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2012

    Finally Visited My Grampa's Grave.

    Okay so for a long time now I have been exploring cemeteries. Not like some goth kid hanging out at the cemetery and talking about death and all that. (sorry if that offended anyone) I like to go to the cemetery and explore. I do it out of respect to the dead. I don't think...
    pandora102693 pandora102693
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2012

    This is an old cemetery near my mothers house

    that is (weird I'm saying this) the loveliest old cemetery I have ever seen.
    Bird488 Bird488
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    I do have this odd passion on walking around

    tombs and grave stones , I would look at the name on the stone and date 1868 example I'd fine some thing on line regarding there name and area I generally find that those with a grave stone dated over 100 years ago were pillars in the comuinty Drs or local Business men or women...
    roastlamb roastlamb
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Oct 8, 2015
    aerolith aerolith
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    After Mygrandpa's Death

    The day of my Grandpa's funeral i was so depressed i ddin't want to be there. So i walked away and started roaming the cemetery. I saw this one headstone where a couple was burried together. Chip and molly. I visit them everytime i can. No one ever visits them. I aways put a rose...
    pandora102693 pandora102693
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 27, 2012


    I don't wonder around graveyards a lot but when I visit my hometown I enjoy taking walks at our graveyard. I love looking at the headstones, figuring out how old the person was when they died, seeing how many families lay together. I like how peaceful it is, time seems...
    JarredRay JarredRay
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2013

    A hobby I have enjoyed

    for years...:) Cant wait to go to New Orleans in a couple of weeks to see some..
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 6, 2015

    And I Did Just That...

    ...during the small hours of this morning. The place is small and abandoned, and a cool wind blew the melancholy of spring along the grounds. A small, tired-looking gravestone half-covered by dirt and weeds caught my eye in the hazy moonlight, and as I squatted to brush it clean...
    anabasis anabasis
    18-21, F
    Apr 16, 2009

    I Am A Great Lover Of Old Cemeteries.

    I am a great lover of old cemeteries and love history in them.
    CemeteryGirl CemeteryGirl
    1 Response Jun 7, 2013
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    2 Responses Mar 12, 2011

    Sometimes I just like to go

    and read the names on the headstones, find the oldest grave or just acknowledge the peacefulness of cemeteries. I don't like to wear shoes in a cemetery, for some reason in my mind wearing shoes feels like walking on someones grave, but bare feet feel like I'm connecting with...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Mar 6, 2015

    I like to walk around Allegheny Cemetery,

    two blocks from my place in Pittsburgh PA USA. Over 330 acres and 125,000 at rest there. The tombstones are great reads, among other interesting stones that I read today was a man born in 1765, so far the oldest I've found there. Also saw 5 stones together, all children 6 months...
    deleted deleted
    May 3, 2015

    I love reading the tomb stones

    and just feeling the history of those who passed.
    ErraticPredictions ErraticPredictions
    22-25, M
    Oct 12, 2015

    The Older, The Better

    I love to explore the old sections and the pioneer cemeteries. They are full of history, yet many plots seem long ago abandoned, and cracked and falling in... hot in the sun. I wonder if their are snakes in amongst the rubble of the broken collapsed monuments that signify the...
    luckycountry luckycountry
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2009

    I live very close to Pere Lachaise cemetery in

    the Vingtième, and it is an interesting place to meander. Exploring the history through the tombs is so interesting!
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 27, 2015
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