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“Take the trail from Fort Mott”

Finn's Point National Cemetery
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Salem, New Jersey
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Take the trail from Fort Mott”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Finn’s Point National Cemetery is a short drive from the Delaware Memorial Bridge and Historic Salem City. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a beautiful site surrounded by tidal marshes and woods. If you park at Fort Mott there is a path that will lead you though the woods to the cemetery.

Visited May 2013
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English first
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Trail is the Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Fantastic visit for veterans, and military folk alike... but

I love the nature trail thats right by Finn's Point. Its mythical and make me feels like I'm in another world.

Marker 10 is exceptionally wonderful. Feels like there is super strong magnetics there. Even the birds fly in a circle there. Very beautiful.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
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58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“Great place to visit if you love history.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

Finn's Point is within Fort Mott. You drive down a small winding road, and it leads you directly into the Cemetery. Some maybe kind of off put by the location because part of the paved road becomes gravel before changing back to being paved since there is nearby construction on the area being done. At the end of the paved road you reach Finn's Point. Here you we will see the historical marker, the gravestones. There is a huge 85 ft Confederate Monument at the site to honor the soldiers that were imprisoned over at Ft. Delaware and died due to illness. You also will see 13 white marble headstones that mark the burial location of 13 German soldiers from WWII that died while in captivity in nearby Ft. Dix.

I would like to also note that this is the location where serial killer Andrew Cunanan drove threw and killed the caretaker back in 1997.

Visited November 2013
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Virginia
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Serene Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

After visiting Fort Delaware, I wanted to see the spot where my ancestor was buried, so I had to drive from Delaware City to Finn's Point. Approaching the cemetery from Fort Mott is by way of a road that looks abandoned and leading to some place you really do not want to go as it slowly degrades. But just when you really begin to question whether you should turn around, the road made a bend and everything changes. The cemetery is surrounded by what appears to be a massive seawall, but is itself surrounded by a stone wall. Small in acreage, it is well maintained and still in use. The monument was worth the drive.

Visited June 2013
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Fall River, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
“The whole trip was based on visting my best friend buried there.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

Well maintained,great history lesson for children,especially Ft Mott and Pea Patch Island can't go wrong

Visited August 2012
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