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Address: Plymouth, MA
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7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description: William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth Colony, is buried here.
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Interesting history

The steps to the top of the hill are to the right of the First Parish Church. When you reach the top, you will have a spectacular view of Plymouth Harbor. The carved headstones... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Abingdon, Maryland
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Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The steps to the top of the hill are to the right of the First Parish Church. When you reach the top, you will have a spectacular view of Plymouth Harbor. The carved headstones range from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Some of the original Mayflower pilgrims are buried here.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was really fascinating and a place you'll want to take your time walking through. I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the magnificent views of the ocean. Prime real estate!! It is unfortunate that the town struggles with vandalism on a regular basis. Kudos to the volunteers who work to keep it up. If you are a history buff there... More 

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The view of the harbor alone was worth the climb! Really enjoyed reading the epitaphs and examining the funerary art.

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Plymouth, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband's 13th great grandfather and grandmother were the John Jennys so were were very interested in finding the resting places of his "almost" pilgrim relatives.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My wife and I made a quick stop in Plymouth on our way back from Cape Cod. We had never visited before and figured we should. We strolled up to see Burial Hill and were definitely overwhelmed by the sheer number of graves on site. It was interesting to see so much history in such a confined space. They have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I visiting Burial Hill and finding our ancestor's grave was an afternoon my daughter and I will never forget. It is very peaceful to visit with so much history to take in.

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Please be very careful when walking through the grounds. Many of the tombstones are very old and some are fragile. There are signs around that direct guest's attention to certain graves. The oldest original stone marker that is left is from the year 1681. It is a very hilly cemetery with lots of walkways.

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Broussard, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Somewhat creepy very historic! there are great views of the harbor down below. Don't miss even if just for a quick stroll.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My husband and I arrived around 7 in the morning. There were only ~3 other people that walked through while we were there. We stayed about 45 minutes and walked through the entire yard, reading head stones and reflecting upon what life would have been like for those that now lay on Burial Hill. I would recommend going alone (your... More 

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Waterport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Since we love history we spent considerable time at the top(quite a hike--wear good shoes!) Unbelievable to stand there, looking out over the bay, trying to imagine what the first settlers thought as they stood in the same place, building the original fort at the top, establishing the graveyard, then beginning to build their church and the community surrounding it.... More 

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Additional Information about Burial Hill

Address: Address: Plymouth, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Plymouth
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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