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Address: 60 Gold Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: (860) 561-2585
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Most interesting cemetery

This is the most interesting cemetery I have ever visited in my life. The style of stones and the epitaphs are simply amazing. Stones date back to the mid-1600's and most are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is the most interesting cemetery I have ever visited in my life. The style of stones and the epitaphs are simply amazing. Stones date back to the mid-1600's and most are highly readable. Definitely a must-see.

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San Antonio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Ok, I had just a few hours to kill before flying out and I stopped here and the Old State House. I walked the block from the Old State House to the cemetery and wanted to browse through the cemetery after seeing it on TripAdvisor. When I arrived there was a high school teacher and four young girls offering free... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wow in the middle of Hartford is this great record of Connecticut History! When you read the head stones you get a sense of going back thru time to a place where the smallest illness could cause great death and sorrow to so many families! A true walk thru history. A must see for history buffs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was a stop that I insisted on during our trip around New England. I wanted to go here because I have ancestors who are listed on the Founders' Monument in the cemetery (they don't seem to be interred there though). We spent about half an hour walking among the tombstones, some of them looked very fragile. The inscriptions and... More 

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

What a gem in the middle of Hartford! I stopped here after a visit to the Twain and Stowe houses, and it was a great end to a full day of sightseeing. I love walking in old graveyards, and this one does not disappoint. The markers are beautifully/ whimsically carved, with many of them dating back to the 17th century.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a free place to visit, but my wife and I went on a Saturday afternoon and were unable to actually get inside the cemetery. We called the numbers on the brochure and it listed it was open but we just got answering machines. I think you should set up your visit at least a day early to confirm... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My friend and I traveled to Hartford, and we were very excited to see this graveyard, especially as the constant rain created a steady mist that was perfect for going to a graveyard! We were especially intrigued by the "ancient" aspect of the burying ground. As we were walking along, we almost missed this attraction-- that would have been tragic!... More 

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connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I used to eat lunch here sometimes, on a sunny day, when I worked nearby. It is tucked in between the new, a shiny but worn penny of the past. It is fun to stroll through and discover some of the founders memorialized here, that made this city what it was.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Never thought I would like a tour of a cemetery. It is very interesting to see such a place. Not quite sure why I found the head stones interesting but it was. It is also located in a very interesting place right next to the headquarters of UTC.

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Gaithersburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you love history and those who made it, then a quick trip to the small and inviting Burying Ground nestled amid the bustle of modern Hartford makes for a nice stroll. As one who loves the ancient tombstones, well .... I was not disappointed - as my photos indicate. Excellent site.

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Address: 60 Gold Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: (860) 561-2585
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford

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