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Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground

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Address: 400 block of Ann Street, Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone Number: 252.728.5225
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Interesting early cemetery with ambiance. The Beaufort Historical Association website has a numbered self-guided tour brochure, with additional information on some of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting early cemetery with ambiance. The Beaufort Historical Association website has a numbered self-guided tour brochure, with additional information on some of the burials--from the girl in the rum barrel to the War of 1812 naval captain with a cannon barrel embedded in his tombstone.

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We have visited many historic burial grounds over the years; I would say this is one of the best because of the excellent map and guide provided by the docents at the Beaufort Historic Site center at nearby 130 Turner St. The most interesting graves are numbered and the guide provides you with the name of the deceased and why... More 

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Lewiston, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I enjoyed learning about the old burying ground such history there, we have been coming here for 5 years and every year I go back to visit this place again.

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

One of the oldest cemeteries in NC. Brochures available near the entrance. Located next to the Beaufort United Methodist Church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great place if you are a history buff. Get a brouchuer at the front gate and read about all the interesting people who are there. A great way to spend a day outside.

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best for kids as not much below the surface. Old buildings staged to share basic history--good for elementary aged kids--you must pay to access. Graveyard is interesting, if a bit unkempt (if warm bring bug spray and wear flats as riddled with roots, rocks etc) and it is free so that is nice. They also run a basic tour bus... More 

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Beaufort, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Don't miss visiting the Old Burying Ground and make sure you get a brochure for a self-guided tour so you get the history on all of the important grave sites. Filled with history and sweeping, southern Live Oak trees, this is a calming and spiritual place.

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Stilwell, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Just one block off Front Street, this is worth the trip. The grave stones are beautiful and the history quite interesting. Wish there would have been the guide pamphlet inside the cemetery as noted, but we went back online to figure a few things out. Great history, location.

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colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This graveyard is a very cool visit...night time or day...this is a walk back through history...located very close to downtown..a nice side trip or stroll ... very interesting history and stories behind each and every headstone... dating back hundreds of years.....

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Southport, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I loved the history and different inscriptions on tombstones. Within walking distance of Beaufort Inn.

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