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Burial Hill

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“worth the climb”(11 reviews)
“grave site”(4 reviews)
William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth Colony, is buried here.
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School Street, Plymouth, MA
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is rather a steep climb to the top but it is worth the walk - if you are an elder just take it in stages. Once you reach the cemetery the old gravestones are so interesting you could spend hours reading 'history'. From William...More

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This historic cemetery has some amazing tombstones and history! A beautiful walk and it gives you a great view of Plymouth waterfront.

Thank jessaking9212
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tombstones are all very well maintained and it was a pleasure to see a historical cemetery that was so well maintained. It is under a lot of trees so it's cooler and fun to walk through and see all the old names. Be advised,...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 16 yr old son and I experienced this cemetery walk at night on a ghost tour simply spooky and fun.

Thank pepe0118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a quick (semi-steep) walk up to the top of Burial Hill behind Parish Church. Don’t skip it! Lots of extremely old tombstones, it’s very interesting to see. The view from the top is stunning - not a terrible place to spend eternity.

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in the past and hearing and seeing graves of the original settlers and their dependents this place will fascinate you. The Plymouth Antiquarian society does historical walks the first Saturday of the month and gives history lessons. I loved it

Thank Teri R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old cemetery where some of the pilgrims are buried. Most of the headstones are hard to read as they are very worn over the years. But, I was able to find Governor William Bradford's gravesite (Puritan leader). Right next to the first church in Plymouth.

Thank cohoman
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

What an experience to see old gravestones from way back in the 1600-1800s. Interesting to see old and new, and stories engraved. My kids have no idea of the history but saw it as a fun place to pick out old vs new.

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Seeing as William Bradford is potentially in my family tree, we had to check out Burial Hill. It’s a beautiful old cemetery and we enjoyed walking around until we found Williams spot.

Thank jjcoffman
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Pretty cool place! Amazing some of the stones & the dates of the burial. So glad that it was preserved! The church grounds really aren't kept up as I figured they would be. The steps were steep but not to bad. Best place we visited...More

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July 18, 2016|
Response from rcurry17 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not, unless you google burial hill and see if there is some help on there. We gave up because we were told the oldest graves were lost. Luckily many of my relatives had moved inland and we found many there. Check... More
March 14, 2016|
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Response from Bill G | Reviewed this property |
I have been there a couple of times, but don't remember any maps or other ways to find any person. It is just unique, the way the wording on the headstones. Or at least it is different from headstones here in Missouri... More