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Ancient Burying Ground

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Address: 60 Gold Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: (860) 561-2585
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2014
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
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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Rochester, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is certainly a historical cemetery where you can do a self guided tour and learn quite a bit about the founding father's of Hartford, Ct. Many headstones give quite a bit of the description of the inhabitants of this ancient burial ground. Well worth the time to read the stones.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Right in downtown Hartford within walking distance of everything. Surprisingly a calming respite in the middle of the city. Sone tombstones dated back to the 1700's.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very interesting. On the day I was touring the area there was a history teacher and students giving complimentary tours of the grounds. I learned a great deal and found it quite interesting. Worth the trip especially when combined with Wadsworth Anthem Art Museum and Old State House.

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Southington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Do a little research prior to going and familiarize yourself with the history. If you can take one of the occasional tours, do that..

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Columbus, Ohio
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This is another hidden gem of Hartford. It's definitely worth spending some time walking around and reading the tombstones - it provides some interesting insights into those who founded our country. It's right across the street from the art museum at the Wadsworth, which I also highly recommend, so I would recommend visiting both!

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Seymour, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a small burial ground in the heart of Hartford. We spent about an hour here. We read most of the tombstones. You really get a feel for how small Hartford was at one time. Many surnames kept popping up over and over. If you've never been to an ancient burial ground you don't know what your missing. As... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We peaked in here while they are doing reconstruction. In about a month it should be good but at the moment not a lot to see.

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El Paso, Texas
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Strolling through graveyards is not for everyone, but some of the historic cemeteries in Hartford, Boston, and other New England towns give us an insight to those who founded our cities and built the foundation of our Country. The Burying Ground is fairly small, and is somewhat eery but peacefully tucked in the middle of the asphalt, cement, glass, and... More 

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