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Ancient Burying Ground

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Address: 60 Gold St, Hartford, CT 06103-2905
Phone Number: (860) 561-2585
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Important historical place

The fact that it is so accessible is just incredible in this day and age. It's a peaceful place, overshadowed by some towering trees. The grave markers are carved and feature... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Eric B
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Marlborough, Connecticut
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Marlborough, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fact that it is so accessible is just incredible in this day and age. It's a peaceful place, overshadowed by some towering trees. The grave markers are carved and feature markings popular in their day, reminding people that death comes for all of us at some point. It's worth 15 minutes to stroll through the grounds and experience some... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandered around a bit with my kids (6, 9, & 12 years). A tour would have been nice but we still enjoyed looking for the oldest grave and reading the stones. Liked the statue of Thomas Hooker at the entrance. A bit of construction going on the side street. Strange yellow light focused onto the graveyard from the tall office... More 

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Davenport, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though the tour started late, the young student volunteers did quite well in pointing out the unique stones and history of the burial ground. The stones in the burial ground range from colonial times to about 1800. The designs and the messages on the stones are always interesting to see.

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

The founders of Hartford are buried in this cemetery and there is an obelisk in the cemetery with all their names. Unfortunately, most of the earliest tombstones do not survive but there are many very old tombstones still legible in this well-kept cemetery. Worth a visit.

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1 Thank Aliza W
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I contacted ancientburyinground.org to set up a private tour for myself and 3 adult family members. We have ancestors buried in the cemetery from 1640. It was a very interesting place.

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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is the most interesting cemetery I have ever visited in my life. The style of stones and the epitaphs are simply amazing. Stones date back to the mid-1600's and most are highly readable. Definitely a must-see.

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Ok, I had just a few hours to kill before flying out and I stopped here and the Old State House. I walked the block from the Old State House to the cemetery and wanted to browse through the cemetery after seeing it on TripAdvisor. When I arrived there was a high school teacher and four young girls offering free... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wow in the middle of Hartford is this great record of Connecticut History! When you read the head stones you get a sense of going back thru time to a place where the smallest illness could cause great death and sorrow to so many families! A true walk thru history. A must see for history buffs!

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4 Thank TheVoiceofCT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was a stop that I insisted on during our trip around New England. I wanted to go here because I have ancestors who are listed on the Founders' Monument in the cemetery (they don't seem to be interred there though). We spent about half an hour walking among the tombstones, some of them looked very fragile. The inscriptions and... More 

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

What a gem in the middle of Hartford! I stopped here after a visit to the Twain and Stowe houses, and it was a great end to a full day of sightseeing. I love walking in old graveyards, and this one does not disappoint. The markers are beautifully/ whimsically carved, with many of them dating back to the 17th century.... More 

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