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Ancient Burying Ground

60 Gold St, Hartford, CT 06103-2905
+1 860-561-2585
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Headstones speak

Following our delightful visit to the Mark Twain Home & Museum we walked amidst the ancient... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nashua, New Hampshire

Very interesting piece of history. I think the oldest grave is 1646. Very small but worth the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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60 Gold St, Hartford, CT 06103-2905
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following our delightful visit to the Mark Twain Home & Museum we walked amidst the ancient tombstones peaking from the earth shadowed by the Hartford skyscrapers. The headstone carvings were evocative, and the poetic words displayed on many of the stones, were even more so....More

1  Thank life2megr8
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very interesting piece of history. I think the oldest grave is 1646. Very small but worth the walk through. Was not scared, more intrigued with the writings on the headstones. Unfortunately, the church was not open for me to view.

Thank 411Luv2Travel
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It is amazing to find this very old cemetery right in the middle of Hartford. I love old cemeteries and this one did not disappoint.

Thank 1Cogal
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This cemetery has graves from the 1600's forward. It is awesome. The gates are sometimes locked due to recent vandalism. During our visit we were lucky enough to speak with a woman who was cleaning a headstone and she allowed us to enter the locked...More

Thank kas929
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

There is not much left of the original Hartford, but in this burial ground, you can see the graves of some of those courageous pioneers and settlers who made this city great. Many of the grave stones have been reconstructed, but that enables to read...More

Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The fact that it is so accessible is just incredible in this day and age. It's a peaceful place, overshadowed by some towering trees. The grave markers are carved and feature markings popular in their day, reminding people that death comes for all of us...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wandered around a bit with my kids (6, 9, & 12 years). A tour would have been nice but we still enjoyed looking for the oldest grave and reading the stones. Liked the statue of Thomas Hooker at the entrance. A bit of construction going...More

Thank Kwyjibo_cat
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Even though the tour started late, the young student volunteers did quite well in pointing out the unique stones and history of the burial ground. The stones in the burial ground range from colonial times to about 1800. The designs and the messages on the...More

Thank tkclark56
Reviewed 19 January 2016

The founders of Hartford are buried in this cemetery and there is an obelisk in the cemetery with all their names. Unfortunately, most of the earliest tombstones do not survive but there are many very old tombstones still legible in this well-kept cemetery. Worth a...More

1  Thank Aliza W
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I contacted ancientburyinground.org to set up a private tour for myself and 3 adult family members. We have ancestors buried in the cemetery from 1640. It was a very interesting place.

3  Thank DiaL860
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I read about you setting up a tour to visit the graveyard. How difficult was it, and what was the cost Thanks.
20 March 2017|
Response from kas929 | Reviewed this property |
There was a woman working in the graveyard when we visited and she showed us around. There was a brochure which had some information about tours but I don't have it. Sorry.