Hope Cemetery

Northern Vermont

Barre's cemetery, 1 mile north of US 302 on VT 14, celebrates the artistic prowess of generations of local and immigrant stone carvers. The whimsical tombstones here include a man and his wife sitting up in bed holding hands, smiling for eternity; a precariously balanced granite cube; a giant soccer ball and a small airplane. If a cemetery can ever be a work of art, this one is. It's open to the living seven days a week.

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