Spring Grove Cemetery is the 2nd oldest cemetery in the United States and offers beautiful scenic views and history at every corner.
The cemetery is also an arboretum that hosts a variety of trees, plant life, and small lakes.
The cemetery dates back to 1845. Our family took the Civil War tour on Memorial Day and learned so much about the lives of the people who were buried here.
There are multiple theme tours that are available for the public to take throughout the year.
If you love architecture you will appreciate the gothic revival style mo
It’s such a beautiful place that people even get married here. Spring Grove Cemetery is also a popular place for family pictures.
I like to visit Spring Grove Cemetery all year long because there is beauty in each season there.
When you visit you can get a map that tells you points of interest in the cemetery.
I love to walk onto the little island using the stone bridge. There is usually a swan in view on the pond nearby.
While you are walking the grounds you will notice some giant trees along the way.
I stopped to hug this one so that it would be easier to scale how large its trunk was.
Notable Historic Figures Buried at Spring Grove Cemetery
- William Procter and James Gamble (Founders of Procter and Gamble)
- Bernard Kroger (Founder of Kroger)
- Alphonso Taft, politician (father of President of the United States William Howard Taft)
- Levi Coffin (Quaker abolitionist)
- Salmon P. Chase (Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court)
- Joseph Hooker (Civil War General)
- Heinie Groh (Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame third baseman)
- Waite Hoyt (Hall of Fame pitcher for the NY Yankees)
Where do you park at Spring Grove Cemetery?
You can park along the side of the road. They do recommended locking your vehicle and making sure that you don’t have anything valuable inside.
Bikes are no longer allowed at Spring Grove Cemetery.
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is located at 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio.
You can learn more about their tours to the public from their website.