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Address: Charlestown, Nevis
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The remains of a Jewish community that fled Brazil in the 17th century.

The remains of a Jewish community that fled Brazil in the 17th century.

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Cemetery in the city

It is a very small cemetery 6-8 graves in the middle of the city. The graves are from the 1600s so that alone was amazing. You can still make out the names on the gravestones.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2016
Travellady762
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Chappaqua, New York
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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

It is inconceivable that here is a Jewish cemetery on Nevis. For this reason, visit this mośt intriguing piece of nevitian history. It mis small and takes about 10-30 minutes of your time. .We did a bit of research before heading over . This added a lot.

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at sea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

what can one say about a cemetary.....unless you are prepared to go and research the history of the Jewish people on the island, visiting here will be a waste of your time.....there are a number of stone chambers all above ground that have tombstones on top. Some have writing which is so worn and weathered that they are meaningless. if... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

The old stones here are fascinating. (Some are nearly 400 years old). It is a short walk from the main street in Charlestown. Connected with the fascination is the mystery of where the synagogue was located. It had to be just a short distance from the cemetery but it has never been located. See if you can figure it out...

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Chappaqua, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

It is a very small cemetery 6-8 graves in the middle of the city. The graves are from the 1600s so that alone was amazing. You can still make out the names on the gravestones.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

We walked the narrow streets of Charlestown and came across the Jewish Cemetery. There are approximately 19 grave sites ranging from the years 1679 to 1730. Many of the graves are in very good condition and you can see the information about the occupants in variations of Hebrew, English and Portuguese. It is quiet reminder of the conditions that required... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

A small grassed area, with a simply explanatory notice. The tombstones are deteriorating. A couple of benches in the centre provide pleasant chade.

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Cobleskill, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

A little tricky to find, but a lovely historical site! Traditional Jewish cemetery, complete with stones on the gravestones, gives another dimension to island history.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Rather unkempt, poor signage. No place to park. Some better explanations of what you are looking at are necessary. Good be very historically interesting if better explained.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Interesting to visit, close to main street it doesn`t take long time. No entrance fee.Lots of information on the boards at the entrance

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Jewish cemetery in Charlestown, Nevis is small, only partially preserved but an interesting snippet of Jewish history in the Americas - unfortunately not much of it is told there but if you look on-line it's well documented, including the fact that Alexander Hamilton did his early schooling in the local Jewish school (as a child born out of wedlock... More 

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