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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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Walked through the grounds and it was interesting to see the monuments to many leaders of the community. The visitors center provided a brochure to follow along the self guided... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Walked through the grounds and it was interesting to see the monuments to many leaders of the community. The visitors center provided a brochure to follow along the self guided tour. The monuments of interest were numbered and a paragraph was written on each individual.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Make sure to get the free brochure that will tell you about different grave sites. Very interesting stories on many of the graves not to mention many of them are from the 1700's.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

There is always a feeling of awe when you go into a old burial grounds, especially one as old as this. Azaleas were in full bloom and added to the charm.

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Broad Creek, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a great old cemetery with graves dating from 1750 to present. Each interesting grave is marked with a number that coincides with a guide. There are lots of interesting stories, but our favorite has to be the one of the little girl who was originally buried in a cask of rum after dying at sea. People think that... More 

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Lumberton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Don't forget to pick up a guide to certain gravesites when you enter the Burying Ground. Interesting stories and graves like I have never seen anywhere else!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is an old cemetery, nothing more. You're on your own. The trees here are incredible...you can wander for hours reading and you'll probably run out of daylight. Look at the small crypt near one of the outer walls that's covered in toys and beads, that's a really good story. http://gosoutheast.about.com/od/historicsitesculture/ig/The-Old-Burying-Ground/Girl-Buried-in-a-Barrel-of-Rum.htm

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

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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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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