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Burial Hill

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Address: Plymouth, MA
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William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth Colony, is buried here.

William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth Colony, is buried here.

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So interesting to see so many old historic headstones. The cemetery is beautiful up on a hill. Very serine and quiet and beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So interesting to see so many old historic headstones. The cemetery is beautiful up on a hill. Very serine and quiet and beautiful.

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked here after visiting Plymouth Rock, and it wasn't a challenging walk... although the name Burial HILL isn't a misnomer. It was interesting to read the headstones (and sad that some aren't doing as well or have been disrespected), especially giving a better understanding of the hard life early Americans had when they came over to start a new... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cemetery is worth the effort to locate and tour through it. Many of the early Americans are buried there and lots of the head stones date way back to Plymouth landing days. Beautiful view of the bay and the light house is available. Parking is a problem with the construction and alos finding the right road to get there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once a month they have a guided tour which we were lucky enough to make. It was so interesting with histories explained by the design of the tombstones. Great tour. The price is free and just visiting the Graves was worth the time and climb up the hill.

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Thank Connie C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't intend to explore but we took the time to visit the graves. The visit gave me a better understanding of the hardships our ancestors had in settling this land. Many of us don't realize how great the infant and child death rate was to these people. Many famous graves and also those of infants and children. It was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though many graves are difficult to read, it is worth looking and wandering among the graves of pilgrims and descendants. Below the cemetery is the (free) Court House Museum where you can get a map of the cemetery.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best view of the harbor! It's really interesting to read all of the old headstones. My son's class went there on Halloween with a list of things to find on a scavenger hunt. The kids didn't even know they were learning about our history because they were having too much fun. This is also the site of the first... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plymouth is full of historical resources but this ones different. No admission charges and hours /days open. Even if you do not know any historic names you can see how the burial stones have changed over the centuries. ON the first Saturday of each mont at 1:00 PM a local historian gives a tour on some historical topic. All tours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a trip to see the stones. Its not everyday you can visit a graveyard where the stones date back to the 1600's

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cemetery, located at the site of the pilgrims' original fort, is a wonderful step back in time. Gravestones mark the dead from the early 1600s all the way up to 1957, the year this was no longer used as an active burial site. The graves of famous pilgrims are marked with white signs, as the markers themselves have severely... More 

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