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Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground

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Beautiful space to wander

It doesn't take much time to wander through this old cemetary. Find some interesting old names... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barb J
Bellingham, Washington
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Nice historical walk

Make sure to get the pamphlet describing who is buried there. It is not a very big cemetery but it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leila A
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It doesn't take much time to wander through this old cemetary. Find some interesting old names, admire the old trees, listen to the cicadas. A "must-see" when touring Beaufort.

Thank Barb J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure to get the pamphlet describing who is buried there. It is not a very big cemetery but it is very interesting!

Thank Leila A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Someone told us about this while we were in Beaufort. We originally weren't planning on going through it, but ended up walking down the street it's on and decided to go in. We were very glad we did. This was a very interesting place and...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This may the most interesting cemetery I've ever visited. Lot of OLD history, some sad, some strange but all interesting. Located next to Anne Street Methodist Church but kept up by the Town of Beaufort. If you like visiting cemeteries rich with history, I'd suggest...More

Thank ZaztheOne
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

While in Beaufort, do visit the Old Burial Ground. Your tour can be self-guided or you can get a paid guide from the BHA. Don't miss the grave of British soldier buried standing up and the young girl buried in a rum barrel.

2  Thank pmm19502018
Reviewed June 19, 2018

I use to work across the street from this graveyard, and would pass the gates frequently on my breaks...and this graveyard was always cooler and darker than anything around it. This graveyard is historical and it's a great place to visit for the history buff...More

1  Thank rutheb2014
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I'm one of those people who really enjoys walking through old cemeteries. For me, the older the better. The Beaufort Old Burying Ground is definitely worth a visit. The cemetery provides a map at the entrance for $1 which is recommended to get the most...More

1  Thank Nina I
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We recently visited this site on a school field trip. We had a guided tour that lasted about 45 minutes. The guide was an excellent story teller and kept the kids attention well. I would recommend that you use the tour guide to get the...More

3  Thank Greensboroncfamily
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Make sure you go on The Ghost Walk to learn even more about the History in this area! Great for everyone! So much fun!!!

1  Thank AliciaT1453
Reviewed April 24, 2018

We stumbled upon the Old Burying ground as we were strolling up and down the beautiful streets of this historic town. We were fascinated by the early tombstones and the tranquil feel, It was late afternoon and the dappled sunlight shining through the ancient, live...More

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alexa h
October 30, 2015|
Response from cheeky43 | Reviewed this property |
No charge to enter the burying ground, but they ask a $1 for the brochure with brief commentary on a number of the graves. Not sure what the current fee is for a tour guide, but sometimes you get a free short tour with a... More