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“Some Cemeteries Are Also For the Living”
Review of Princeton Cemetery

Princeton Cemetery
Ranked #8 of 35 things to do in Princeton
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

.........well, at least, the ones that are old and "historic." This cemetery dates from 1757, so, of course, there's going to be some historic headstones and gravesites. And, if it's Princeton University history that you're interested in, there are 12 former University Presidents buried here.

There is a small parking lot. The one "must" is to pick up their excellent brochure that: (1) lists the "famous" people buried here and (2) has a map that'll help you to find any gravesite that you want to visit.

I think we spent about 45 minutes meandering around the cemetery. We certainly could have spent a bit more time to cover it all.

Thank urbanguy
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Wife and I wanted to visit a few sites within walking distance from the center of Princeton. The cemetery has a few parking spaces available in the cemetery but we had chose to park in the nearby Spring Street Parking facility. The cemtary was a short wlak from the garage; which is only three blocks from the center of the town of Princeton.
Cemetery had maps at the entrance which informed visitors of who was buried here and where. The cemetery is marked in an alpha numeric grig which is detailed by stone blocks throughout the cemetery. Your visit can be quick; 30 minutes or extended if you are more inquisitive to explore throughout the cemtery

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Grover Cleveland and Aaron Burr, Jr (former President and VP) are both buried here. Plus, several former presidents of Princeton University. There is a brochure at the entrance. The entrance is a bit tricky to find. Go to the corner of Wiggins and Greenview and you will see the entrance.

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

While the worldwide famous Albert Einstein used to teach in Princeton University until,his death, he is not buried in this cemetery (eventually he was cremated and his ashes scattered around the grounds of the Institute for Advanced Study).
Anyway, besides the many prominent characters resting here (a U.S. president, other politicians, civil rights activists) whose tombs are clearly listed in a leaflet map available at the entrance, there are two men whose work changed the history of Science.
One is John von Neumann, one of the fathers of the theory of games and IT science, the other is Kurt Godel, the man whose fundamental works in Logics culminated in the famous incompletness theorems (which proved that consistency and completness cannot coexist or, in more intuitive terms, that every (sufficiently complex) logical system will always contain some propositions that will not be demonstrable within the axiom of the system itself - a pretty surprising conclusion that revolutionized the 19th century deterministic idea that mathematicians had of their science)

One important advise: during summer time the place (actually, the whole East Coast, from NJ to Florida) the weather can be quite warm and humid (temperatures can be easily in the high 30 C with perceived temperatures around 40-45 C)
Therefore, bring a bottle of water any time you plan to walk outside for more than 30 min

Thank Nathan_Morgenstern
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We came to pay our respects to President Grover Cleveland the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. The cemetery is well maintained and easy to navigate if you pick up the free map at the entrance. The entrance is easy to find on Greenview Avenue.

Amazed by how humble President Cleveland's final resting place is. In keeping with the manner and the humility he brought to the office.

Thank Helena L
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