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Burial Hill

Plymouth, MA
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$39*
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Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
90%
Ranked #6 of 33 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Owner description: William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth Colony, is buried here.
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Kitchener, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This cemetery holds some of the oldest graves in the US. The word Hill is an understatement though! It is a huge hill and I wondered if it was always like that. To get bodies up there must have been quite a chore! It is beautiful and peaceful up there though and you can see the ocean from up there.... More

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Ogunquit, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This historical site is in need of attention. This the place were the pilgrims are buried, where the first fort was and an outstanding vantage point of Plymouth harbor and beyond. Gravestones are tipped over, there is litter, and hobos are living around the graveyard. I am not sure who maintains this historical site, but needs immediate attention. Its America's... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Take a stroll around this cemetery, full of names and tales of Pilgrims yesteryear. Nicely laid out and the site of the original first fort. Also lovely views across the bay.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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152 reviews 152 reviews
34 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Here you will find graves dedicated to several of the founding members of the Plymouth Colony including John Carver and William Bradford, as well as the (probable) location of the original watchtower and (possible) location of the first fort built by the pilgrims within weeks after they landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Amazing. You will also find fascinating gravesites... More

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New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

I know most of you don't think cemetery are beautiful, but this was.The trees were grand! Autumn is great for viewing this hill, great colors in the trees. Take your time and walk around,there is a great tree to view.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Burial Hill was located across the street from the Jenney Museum and there was free parking behind the Museum. We were able to take the walking tour from the Museum and walk around town and see the attractions. It was really cool seeing the old tombstones. Some of them are so old you have a hard time reading the names,... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I wanted to rate this cemetery because I found out that my family is descended from William Bradford and I knew he was buried there. It was nice visiting his final resting place. It overlooks the bay and is a nice place to ponder the sacrifices he and the other Pilgrims made to settle in the "New World."

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Central Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you are interested in old tombstones, history, names, etc., this is the place for you. It does take some energy to wander along the paths' ups and downs. Glad we made the trek

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I love this old cemetery! So much history and great views of Plymouth Harbor here. It is a climb up some steps or a long driveway but I wandered around in there for quite some time!

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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a place of interest and a must see if you are interested in the History of Plymouth and the Pilgrims that first arrived here.

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