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Address: 60 Gold St, Hartford, CT 06103-2905
Phone Number: +1 860-561-2585
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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 gate and told us about many of the stones.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 clearly the name of the person and a little bit about them. There is also... More 

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Marlborough, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 at some point. It's worth 15 minutes to stroll through the grounds and experience some... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 on the side street. Strange yellow light focused onto the graveyard from the tall office... More 

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Davenport, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 stones are always interesting to see.

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 visit.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

This is the most interesting cemetery I have ever visited in my life. The style of stones and the epitaphs are simply amazing. Stones date back to the mid-1600's and most are highly readable. Definitely a must-see.

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Ok, I had just a few hours to kill before flying out and I stopped here and the Old State House. I walked the block from the Old State House to the cemetery and wanted to browse through the cemetery after seeing it on TripAdvisor. When I arrived there was a high school teacher and four young girls offering free... More 

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