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Burial Hill

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School Street, Plymouth, MA
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William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth Colony, is buried here.
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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Walked this and looked at the stones and restoration of the stones in this historic cemetery. Cool Graves with lots of history....supposedly haunted so check it out at night if you can. The view is amazing, seeing the ocean from the top. If you like...More

Thank theao514
Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is a great spot to remember those who came before us to form what we have today. The first people were not buried in traditional ways so that others would not know how many people had died but this is a spot were some...More

Thank DaveJoseph
Reviewed September 17, 2016

A bit away from the hubbub and kitsch of the waterfront, the burial ground (site of the original fort also) is great for those who want to get away from the crowds and take in the view from atop the hill. Since so many of...More

Thank sullific
Reviewed September 13, 2016

My wife and I were strolling downtown and came upon Burial Hill. We spent a couple of hours reading the old headstones, trying to imagine what times were like in the 1700 and 1800's there. It was a really interesting touch of history

Thank Stan K
Reviewed September 7, 2016

It was a steep climb to reach the burial ground, but then we found out later that you could access it much more easily from behind the Parish Church. The oldest grave is 1681 and it was used until the 19th century. You could get...More

Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed September 4, 2016

While this was a very powerful place and I did find my ancestor it was hard and what if I had not. Why is there not a map at the entry at least with the most commonly searched folks?

Thank jenorganizer
Reviewed August 30, 2016

What a nice little walk about! I loved the old gravestone artwork, the haunting old groves of trees and the view from the top of the hill. You can see all of Plymouth harbor from the the top, and I learned that this was the...More

Thank MikeBQE
Reviewed August 21, 2016

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

Thank Jola O
Reviewed August 20, 2016

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...More

Thank LoveTrips
Reviewed August 11, 2016

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...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