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Address: 60 Gold Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: (860) 561-2585
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Hidden Gem in Hartford

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Astoria, New York
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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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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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Rochester, New York
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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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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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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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Address: Address: 60 Gold Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: (860) 561-2585
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford

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