Grief Tourism

Travel to areas affected by natural disasters, places where people were murdered, etc.

Archive for the 'Cemetery Tourism' Category

Arlington National Cemetery tourist attractions and burials

28th May 2007

Arlington National Cemetery is a good example of a popular tourist attraction that can be called grief tourism. It’s certainly a place where people go to feel grief, from the Tomb of the Unknowns to diffrent monuments and memorials to actual funeral ceremonies. I’d like to share a few posts from a football message board regarding Memorial […]

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New York City’s Hart Island: ghost town, military base, cemetery

17th May 2007

This is an interesting story (with photos) of a tour on June 15, 2000. The site toured was Hart Island and the tour was provided by the New York Correction History Society. Hart Island is said to be a ghost town with an abandoned church, asylum, and military base. The military base has Nike missile silos left […]

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Cemetery Tourism: Symbolic Attractions

27th July 2006

Cemeteries have a strange and macabre attraction for the curious and the morose.  The dark symbolism of granite headstones, monuments, and crypts, viewed by some with sorrow and grief, is often no more than a part of a sightseeing itinerary for the general populace. Pere-LaChaise in Paris, France, a burial place for such notable figures […]

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