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

The founders of Hartford are buried in this cemetery and there is an obelisk in the cemetery with all their names. Unfortunately, most of the earliest tombstones do not survive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Aliza W
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Whittier, California
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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The founders of Hartford are buried in this cemetery and there is an obelisk in the cemetery with all their names. Unfortunately, most of the earliest tombstones do not survive but there are many very old tombstones still legible in this well-kept cemetery. Worth a visit.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I contacted ancientburyinground.org to set up a private tour for myself and 3 adult family members. We have ancestors buried in the cemetery from 1640. It was a very interesting place.

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2 Thank DiaL860
Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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5 Thank Judy C
San Antonio
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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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6 Thank jbfeagle
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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3 Thank TheVoiceofCT
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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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3 Thank James M
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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3 Thank Stefanie W
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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4 Thank GregTrav28
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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2 Thank Chrisine S
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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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