199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die. By Loren Rhoads.


There’s nothing like visiting a cemetery to give you a little perspective, to remind you that every day aboveground is a good day.

People are buried everywhere, once you start to notice. Every tourist destination has a cemetery, from New York City to Hong Kong to Isle of Iona. Some tourist destinations are tombs: the Great Pyramids of Egypt or the Taj Mahal or the Royal Mounds in Gamla Uppsala in Sweden, for instance. There are permanent residents in museums, houses of worship, ghost towns, battlegrounds…even in national parks. You may have already visited someone’s grave without giving it a second thought, if you’ve been to Pompeii or Westminster Abbey or the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

Why would anyone go out of the way to visit a graveyard intentionally? In addition to the fascinating stories they contain, cemeteries can be open-air sculpture parks full of one of a kind artwork. They provide habitats for birds and wildlife, as well as arboretums and gardens of surprising beauty. Cemeteries appeal to art lovers, amateur sociologists, birdwatchers, master gardeners, historians, hikers, genealogists, picnickers, and anyone who just wants to stop and smell the roses. Our relationships with the places we visit can be deepened and enriched by learning the stories of those who came—and stayed—before us.

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die visits 49 American states and 58 countries in your back yard and around the world.  The hardcover book, fully illustrated in beautiful color, was published by Black Dog & Leventhal on October 3, 2017.


Measures approximately: 7″ x 10″

240 Pages.

In stock

Weight 1.5 lbs


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