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Fairmount Cemetery, Denver

#15 of 16 in Historic Sites in Denver
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, Colorado was founded in 1890 and is Denver's second oldest operating cemetery after Riverside Cemetery. It was designed by German landscape architect Reinhard Schuetze. The cemetery is 280 acres with over 3800 trees.
The cemetery contains many fine monuments, including works by Robert Garrison, John Paulding, Arnold Ronnebeck, Pompeo Coppini and others.
The cemetery also contains 3 structures which have been designated as official historic landmarks by the City of Denver: the Little Ivy Chapel, the Gate Lodge, and the Fairmount Mausoleum. The Little Ivy Chapel and the Gate Lodge were both constructed in 1890, the year the cemetery opened, and were designed by architect Henry Ten Eyck Wendell. The Fairmount Mausoleum, constructed in 1929 and opened in 1930, was designed by architects Frederick E. Mountjoy and Francis W. Frewan.
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  • Surprisingly, I discovered that Fairmount Cemetery is the burial site of Colorado's most notorious mass murderer, Colonel John Chivington. He was the architect of the Sand Creek Massacre where on...  more »
  • This is a beautiful historic cemetery. They even have several military memorials, like the Spanish American War and historical organizations like the Odd Fellows. It has a lot of trees and is...  more »
  • A beautiful and restful cemetery that any student of history should visit. There are many elegantly carved headstones in this large cemetery. The trees and animals that can be seen in the area make it a very natural place of repose. It's easy to see that those buried here are well taken care of by the staff of Fairmount and that even the oldest tombs are protected with love.
  • Best looking cemetery in Denver. Have been going there since I was young to see them, always well maintained location

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