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Burial Hill

Address: Plymouth, MA
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Ranked #7 of 61 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth Colony, is buried...
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Owner description: William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth Colony, is buried here.
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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Kitchener, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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