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Burial Hill

Plymouth, MA
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Ranked #8 of 39 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Cemeteries
Traveler Description: This is a beautiful old cemetery high on a hill overlooking Plymouth Harbor. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in America, with gravestones dating... more »
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was very interesting in seeing how long ago, people were buried there. I enjoyed learning about the churches near the ground are still in use today.

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went up the hill with wife and a 4 and a 2 year old during the middle of the day. Walk up the hill is not really that bad (maybe if it were snow/ice in the winter) and stepped. There are a few signs pointing out graves of notable figures and the grounds overall are very pretty. As others have... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The hike is a little strenuous but the view and the history is worth every deep breath. We were unable to take the lantern tour but it is the reason we are planning to return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I liked everything about the tour. the history of the housed she took us to. very reasonable price too

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Cleona, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Explored at night on ghost tour(Dead of Night) Scary!! Loved it. Great guides. Learned alot. Would certainly do it again. Would have liked to see in daytime, but time did not permit

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

If you want a good cardio workout plus breathtaking 360 views of the town, then vist Burial Hill. Sadly, as I have found in several other cementaries in Boston and nearby areas, the tombstones are badly weathered and hardly legible. There are also no markers to tell you where some of the more notable early settlers are interred. It was... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If walking is a problem, Burial Hill will be a problem because it is pretty straight up. It is, however, a place that I love. Having read so much about the period as well as Bradford's account, I find that I am extremely interested in the place. Obviously, if you are not a history buff, it will just be another... More

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

the tombstones were hard to read, most were from the 1800s but the original fort for the settlers at Plymouth is now the cemetery. I have ancestors buried there but you really have to hunt for them. Take some good walking shoes & be willing to go up & down hills

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a great place to view Plymouth from a hill top, a nice place to relax and contemplate. Many of the markers have been broken or in disrepair. Due to the age of many markers they are hard to read. If you have a smart phone put the app Billion Graves if you want to find a specific marker,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's well worth the climb to see the old gravestones that mark the graves of the earliest heroes and heroines who set the stage for development of this country. Most of these were loyal British citizens living under circumstances which made them gradually turn away from a king to self-governance and self-reliance. It boggles the mind to realize that we... More

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