Spring Grove Cemetery

A cemetery stroll may not sound like fun, but world-renowned landscape architect Adolph Strauch had other plans when he designed Spring Grove Cemetery in 1845. His use of the land’s natural landscape, incorporating lakes, ponds, trees, and shrubs, helped pioneer the concept of garden cemeteries, earning international acclaim. Sculptures added beauty, footbridges added walkability, and limits on monument heights kept the property open and serene.

Spring Grove Cemetery is undoubtedly among the most beautiful cemeteries in the world and at 750+ acres it’s among the largest in the United States; Civil War generals, politicians, and Hall of Fame athletes among those laid to rest within its borders.