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This burying ground is filled with atmosphere. There is a sign that tells you interesting graves to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Calvin C
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Manchester, New Hampshire
Ancient Burying Ground

They offer wonderful programs that give you information on the early days of Hartford and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lynn2244
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Bethel, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This burying ground is filled with atmosphere. There is a sign that tells you interesting graves to visit for various reasons such as the gravestone carvings or perhaps the person was important. There are many graves here that are 200-300 years old. This is my...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They offer wonderful programs that give you information on the early days of Hartford and Connecticut.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lynn2244
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I drove up to Hartford on a late Sunday morning not wanting to fight the work traffic of a weekday. The website said open 24 hrs however upon arrival all of the gates were padlocked closed despite the sign saying that it was open 8:30-5:00....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

Smack in the middle of Hartford is a ticket back to the 1700's. Surrounded by traffic and high rises is a cemetery with classic tomb stones, benches and monuments to when Hartford was a small town. Great place to learn about local history!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

This eternal resting place is tucked in the historic/cultural section of the downtown area, near museums and arts attractions. Most interesting is the variety of headstone designs. We were able to locate the monument to the free and enslaved Africans, although I'm uncertain if their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank James D
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting place. My family is buried here. It is hard to find, but we'll worth the trip

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed August 15, 2018

If you like old graveyards, this is one of the oldest! Very interesting markers, especially note the multiple young men lost on the same day by drowning in the CT river.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Pamela S
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city this quiet resting place offers just that. Rest and peace surrounded by tales of the past. Whether you have visited to look up past relatives or just to be reflective the ancient burial ground is well...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Each time I am on the East coast I love to visit cemeteries. Hartford's & Boston's are two of my favorite. You may not visit for years but the cemetery is always there and the markers yield so much history. Fifty years ago I went...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank dooley91
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

The Ancient Burying Ground is Hartford’s oldest historic site. It is a wonderful place to have a walk around. The art on the head stones was developed by folk artists. There are maps located at both entrances that describe all the different styles and the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank RamonaL34
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There was a woman working in the graveyard when we visited and she showed us around. There was a brochure which had some information about tours but I don't have it. Sorry.
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