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Address: School Street, 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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Big Climb but Certainly Worth It!!

Stopped in Plymouth today on my way to Logan. I was told to visit this cemetery... really cool!!!!! There is a big climb to the top... no wheelchairs could make it up the way I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Carolina, Puerto Rico

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in Plymouth today on my way to Logan. I was told to visit this cemetery... really cool!!!!! There is a big climb to the top... no wheelchairs could make it up the way I went.... maybe there is a better place on top for entering... I didn't notice!! What a cool place though!!! Lots and lots of history and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was part of our home made walking tour on a sunny Sunday in Plymouth. We really loved it. So full of history and lots of fascinating gravestones and memorials to see. Fabulous view over the town and the harbour. Well worth a visit.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very old graves and gravestones - it is a part of Plymouth and a must see - we had a guide but this is not required

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was fantastic! So full of history and the view is fantastic! It sits high upon a hill overlooking the oldest street in Plymouth. A must-see if you are in the area.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well organized and labeled cemetery with a lot of historic forefathers and families. We had received a bit of information at the visitor center relating to this site and decided to explore. It overlooks the harbor and is adjacent to a beautiful church.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ability to read some stones that read deceased dates in the mid 1600's is great. Unfortunately, when you google Burial Hill, you are sent to the Town Hall on Lincoln St.. it's actually on Court Street right by the first Church in Plymouth. We found the cemetery engrossing. It is well worth the search!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a bit tricky to find a place to park but the graveyard is easily accessible as a pedestrian. Once you climb some steep steps there are a lot of nice old graves to see and views of the harbor. I wish there had been some kind of map up there for where the famous graves are though.

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Liverpool, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is well worth the sometimes steep climb to the top, not only for the great views but also to read the interesting inscriptions on the stones. We spent some time there looking at the monuments, it is very atmospheric up there as the light begins to fade.

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Aiea, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Before we left Plymouth, my husband and I visited Burial Hill. It is easy to find and parking was a breeze. As we made our way up the path, we saw a small group of people at the cemetery. It turns out that they comprise the Friends of Burial Hill. Their organization does the city of Plymouth and history buffs... More 

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turlock, california
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I missed this cemetery last time due to time but this was on my bucket list for this trip. We looked for some of our Brewster relatives and also found family for another friend. Make sure to print out the map before you leave home if you are looking for someone special. There is a great book about people buried... More 

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