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Burial Hill

Plymouth, MA
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Ranked #7 of 39 attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The cemetery is on a hill in the center of the town of plymouth. A nice walk and pleasant views of the town. It is of course the original burial place of the early pilgrims. History buffs will like it, most people will not be excited, and children will NOT want to be there! "Why did you drag me up... More

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Clinton, NY
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

You do need to be able to walk up a hill, but we were rewarded with lots of history. The burial grounds was the site of the original Pilgrim common house/fort.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I like being able to walk around a cemetery and just soak in the history of the people of the area. The view from the top of the hill was beautiful and walking around the cemetery really gave you a sense of our America since the pilgrims came to America.

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Boston
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's a cemetery on a hill -- and much more. Burial Hill is one of my favorite places in town. It's where many of the Pilgrims are buried. Their stones are etched with age, tightly packed between a maze of narrow paths. Stop and read the inscriptions, or simply absorb the view -- past the tops of downtown shops to... More

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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235 reviews 235 reviews
140 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not far from the rock and downtown Plymouth. Originally the first fort and meeting house for the Pilgrims. Great sweeping views of the ocean and Plymouth. The oldest surviving gravestone dates 1681. The earliest gravestones were made of wood and are long gone. William Bradford and Brewster are buried here along with many Mayflower passengers. Squato is also buried here... More

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virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Didn't spend much time going around. But drove past it and the guide told us some information about it.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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187 reviews 187 reviews
76 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I would suggest you do a little research first so you can see how many famous people are buried here. I have family here since it opened so I never get enough of it and the place is big.

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Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Very comfortable walk, well marked sights. Great for kids. Close to downtown. Wonderful views of the harbor. There is nothing I don't like about this walking tour.

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Pascack Valley, NJ
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44 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

After touring the grist mill, we headed across the street to Burial Hill. It's interesting to see a very old cemetery reading the inscriptions on the gravestones. Each one tells a story of a person, an family and a community. A peaceful place of rest atop a hill in Plymouth.

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Boston
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We were amazed at the scope of this cemetery - graves dating from 1700s from what we could see. Would love to come back in the warmer months and really explore what's there.

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