Want to do something “spooky” to get yourself in the mood for Halloween this year? Plan a trip and take a tour of a haunted historical cemetery in your area!
It doesn’t need to be Halloween for me to enjoy a trip to an historical cemetery. I LOVE walking through old graveyards. I actually get excited when I see one! Maybe it is my love of history, vintage style and a good ghost story. I love spooky (not gory) things. My #1 favorite ride in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is The Haunted Mansion. I could just ride it all day!
Historical Cedar Grove Cemetery in New Bern, NC
We have a few historical graveyards in my area. Today we are going to take a little tour of the Cedar Grove Cemetery located in the charming, historic district of downtown New Bern, North Carolina. New Bern is about an hour’s drive from my home and I found out about this beautiful old cemetery when I went on a Ghost Walk hosted by the local historical society. It was amazing and I knew I had to come back and see it in the daylight!
Established in 1800, this cemetery is surrounded by a rock wall and grand triple-arch entrance. Inside the walls of this graveyard you will find graves of confederate soldiers, family plots and the inventor of Pepsi Cola, Caleb Bradham. Some say there are even a few ghosts roaming around the property.
I loved strolling through this 13 acre cemetery, reading the inscriptions on the grave stones, and wondering what each soul was like in life. I have a passion for historical television shows. This love affair started with Little House On The Prairie when I was a kid and has just exploded in recent years with Netflix and Amazon Prime TV. I look at these graves and and what it was really like to live in the 1800’s. Sometimes I wish I had a time machine. Although I know life was harder in a lot of ways back then I just love this era. My mother in law says I am an old soul.
Some of the headstones are just so ornate, elegant and beautiful.
Here in the South, some of trees are adorned with Spanish Moss. I think this just adds to the creepy charm of a historical cemetery.
So, is this cemetery really haunted? I can’t say yay or nay on the subject. I was not creeped out in the slightest while touring this site. I found it rather peaceful and beautiful.
Plan Your Own Tour Of A Haunted Historical Cemetery
So, if you love history or are looking for a thrill during the Halloween season, take a trip to your own local historical cemetery. Just do a Google Search and see what pops up. Who knows, it might just bump into a ghost or two!
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