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Address: Marblehead, MA 01945
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One of New England's most scenic graveyards, it affords a view of Old...

One of New England's most scenic graveyards, it affords a view of Old Marblehead, the harbor, and the sea. It was established in 1638 at the site of Marblehead’s first meeting house and is the burial site of some 600 Revolutionary soldiers, most in unmarked graves.

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An old cemetery with graves dating back to the early settlers. A wonderful historic site and place for both reverence and to enjoy the history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Clare, Michigan
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Clare, Michigan
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An old cemetery with graves dating back to the early settlers. A wonderful historic site and place for both reverence and to enjoy the history.

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Middlebury, CT
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set atop a hill in the historic and charming old town of Marblehead (1638) you can walk amongst the resting places of greatness. Gen. John Glover of Battle of Trenton fame, Elbridge Gerry, Vice President, Azor Orne and Jeremiah Lee of Lexington/Concord fame as well as many more. The recreated Glovers Regiment celebrates John Glover's birthday each January with a... More 

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Delanson
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Can only be reached by climbing a staircase but it was worth the climb. As with everything in Marblehead, parking is an issue.

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Hunter, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is a burial ground that goes back to the 17th century, is easily accessible, has great views of the surrounding area, and is very well kept by a proud community. Worth a visit for those who are interested in early American history.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This was so neat. I was in town with my mother for Halloween so roaming through this old graveyard felt fitting at the time. I saw some tombstones from as far back as the 1600s and these are the kind with skulls and crossbones, the ones cheesy Halloween décor are actually based on! The burial hill, as named, overlooks the... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Old Burial Hill is a hidden treasure with one of the best views in town. Redd's Pond is adjacent to it. Kids fish and people race remote controlled boats. Visit the graves themselves. The headstones tell many a story.

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Thank DLD5
Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The nicest thing is he quiet. the second nicest is the view. The cemetery itself is rather boring unless you want to do grave rubbings

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Thank Michael L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Very cool place to be in Marblehead. Awesome views and place to commune with nature. Great place to explore a little bit outside the old town.

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Commune with the 17th and 18th centuries up here while admiring the gorgeous views. Contemplate the losses during the great storm and the Revolutionary War, wonder at the interesting carved artwork on the ancient gravestones. Plenty of places to sit and admire the views while thinking about your place in time. Terrain is challenging for those whose mobility is limited.

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Middlebury, CT
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

This ancient burial ground dating to 1638 comes alive on the last Saturday in January each year as the proud mariners of John Glover's Marblehead Regiment of the Revolution celebrate the anniversary of the General's death. Visions of the earliest settlers of Massachusetts dance in the shadows of the old oaks and maples which provide its shade.

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