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Address: School Street, Plymouth, MA
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William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth Colony, is buried here.

William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth Colony, is buried here.

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Amazing and spritual trip back in history

The first Pilgrim burial ground. A walk through history awaits in burial hill. Take the time to read the epitahs and learn so much from the past. The views of the harbor are also... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

The first Pilgrim burial ground. A walk through history awaits in burial hill. Take the time to read the epitahs and learn so much from the past. The views of the harbor are also breathtaking.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

This amazing cemetery fascinated everyone in our group. We were very interested in looking at the grave sites to learn about the styles of stones, family histories, life spans and of course finding the famous colonial names.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 839 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We walked with the procession up and down the hill on Thanksgiving Day, and were so impressed with the cemetery that we returned the next day and wandered, reading gravestones and just soaking up the atmosphere. The views of the town and the bay were exceptional as well.

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Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

A cemetery where notable people lie or at least have markers including Gov. Bradford. Also the site of the first fort (replica at Plimouth Plantation). Great views and some benches to sit and enjoy. Allow 30 minutes.

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Valrico, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Burial Hill is located directly across the street from the Grist Mill and next door to the John Carver Inn. This is the burial ground of many of the original settlers. There are markers that show where the original fort was located. The hill also has a beautiful view of the water. Very peaceful.

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

You can view the burial ground of many of the historical men and women you hear and read about. We walked part way through in the dark of night (not supposed to enter after dark) and it was quite creepy, yet intriguing. There are night time walking tours available for those who are into that kind of tour.

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Verona, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

It was exciting to see the graves of some of the earliest settlers. I was most excited to see the grave of Pilgrim John Howland - my ancestor.

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Kingston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Burial Hill contains some of the graves of the original settlers to the Plymouth Colony. Paved paths meander through the ancient grave markers. Signs help you locate some of the most widely known names, such as Governor Bradford. Located within walking distance of Plymouth Rock and The Mayflower. Huge old growth trees provide shade in the summer. However, bring a... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

If you're coming from the waterfront, it's a bit of a hike to the Burial Hill but the view from the Hill is worth it. If you're a genealogist, check out the Friends of Burial Hill website before your visit to find specific graves.

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Carver, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

It is history and the beginning of the habitation of the USA> worth the walk up the steep steps by the Episcopal church or park around the back near the old courthouse and walk up the smaller steps. a great view of the bay and all the tops of the buildings in plymouth. bring a coffee and just chill on... More 

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