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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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Quirky & Cool!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank OrangeBlack28
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Macomb, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a short walk up from water Street. Amazing how hilly it is, cool to walk through time. stop by the court house on the way up or back. Court House museum is free admission.

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Oswego, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice to walk through the cemetery and see all the old tombstones. It is also the original spot of the pilgrims fort. The most satisfying thing was walking on Leyden Street, the oldest street in America on our way up to Burial Hill. It made you feel like a real American stepping where the first pilgrims stepped and... More 

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are some famous dead people buried here somewhere, but we don't know where because their markers eroded away years ago. Skip!! Also the parking lot is under construction (summer 2016) so you will have to find parking on some of the local side streets.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a quick couple hours of walking with the family in Plymouth. This was one of our stops. Very interesting indeed. Even held the children's' attention as we looked around. If you're in the area, you should definitely stop by.

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Milford, Nj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like to connect the various buildings, monuments, recreations and if you enjoy walking through cemeteries, this is a good one. Interesting gravestones and the burials of some of key founders are there.

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Thank fossil1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place to stop if you're looking to put Plymouth's history into perspective. It is not for those who have a hard time walking because it is a steep incline. There is a beautiful view of the waterfront in the distance when you get to the top. It is a cemetery but it is really cool to stop and... More 

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