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Address: Plymouth, MA
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Description: William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth Colony, is buried here.
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Worth the climb!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Waterport, New York
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Waterport, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

According the family research we have a relative buried here, so of course we had to drop by and check it out. Was glad I did. It's a climb up stone steps, hey its called "Burial Hill" for a reason. Teens are likely to be bored but everyone else will fund it worth the side trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Quite an amazing site to see at the top of the hill in Plymouth. A lot of the headstones are very old and have become unreadable, but still it's a big piece of the beginning of the United States. The steps to Burial hill are easy to find, right behind the old church. You can utilize public parking a half... More 

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The cemetary is a bit of a hike, whether you take the stairs or the road. It offers a rare piece of history and a breath taking view of the ocean. It is very worth the walk.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Excellent view of Plymouth Harbour and bay. Steep climb up stairs to top. Site of first fort of Pilgrims. Several revolutionary war heroes buried here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very historic. Even though Mayflower passengers might be buried there, the stones are gone. Many of the family of those passengers are still there as well as markers honoring the Mayflower passengers.

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Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

take the time to read the dates and sayings on America's oldest graveyard! We felt like we were on hallowed ground!

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Corona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

very interesting part of history to walk through the old cemetery. The views of the Atlantic are breathtaking from here.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Burial hill is a peaceful cemetery on a hill overlooking the small harbor of Plymouth. We wanted to find William Bradford's grave, as we are descendants, and it wasn't too hard to locate. It's a beautiful location - a few people were picnicking -- it doesn't seem overdone or structured, and, aside from the historic value, you'd probably have to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

While I have lived in the area quite a bit throughout my life, I had not taken the time to go to the burial ground. My son and I decided to go to Plymouth the day after Thanksgiving (Yes the women in the house went Black Friday Shopping!). We had watched the movie monumental two nights before so it inspired... More 

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