Established in 1864, Cedar Hill Cemetery is a non-sectarian, privately-managed, nonprofit organization. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Cedar Hill Cemetery’s reputation as a premiere example of the American rural cemetery is enhanced by its historic landscape, sculptured monuments, and natural resources. The grounds encompass 270 acres of landscaped woodlands and waterways, which serve as a sanctuary for memorial artworks, Hartford history, welcomed wildlife, and many visitors who come to remember loved ones and tour the grounds. To date, more than 30,000 people have chosen Cedar Hill Cemetery as their final resting place, including J.P. Morgan, Samuel and Elizabeth Colt, John and Isabella Beecher Hooker, and Katharine Hepburn. Cedar Hill Cemetery is open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset. Visitors interested in taking a self-guided tour of the grounds can pick up a map at the information box inside the entrance or in the Cemetery office. Cemetery tours and events are offered from April through October.