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Burial Hill

School Street, Plymouth, MA
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William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth Colony, is buried here.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“buried here” (16 reviews)
“worth the climb” (10 reviews)
“grave markers” (9 reviews)
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School Street, Plymouth, MA
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"buried here"
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"worth the climb"
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"grave markers"
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"burial ground"
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"specific graves"
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"final resting place"
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"steep steps"
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"lots of history"
in 9 reviews
"hill overlooking"
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"great history"
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"ghost tour"
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"take your time"
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"plymouth harbor"
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"love history"
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"history buff"
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"grist mill"
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Once a month they have a guided tour which we were lucky enough to make. It was so interesting with histories explained by the design of the tombstones. Great tour. The price is free and just visiting the Graves was worth the time and climb...More

Thank Connie C
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

We didn't intend to explore but we took the time to visit the graves. The visit gave me a better understanding of the hardships our ancestors had in settling this land. Many of us don't realize how great the infant and child death rate was...More

Thank Emma B
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Though many graves are difficult to read, it is worth looking and wandering among the graves of pilgrims and descendants. Below the cemetery is the (free) Court House Museum where you can get a map of the cemetery.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The best view of the harbor! It's really interesting to read all of the old headstones. My son's class went there on Halloween with a list of things to find on a scavenger hunt. The kids didn't even know they were learning about our history...More

Thank marie g
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Plymouth is full of historical resources but this ones different. No admission charges and hours /days open. Even if you do not know any historic names you can see how the burial stones have changed over the centuries. ON the first Saturday of each mont...More

Thank RogerfromPlymouth
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Worth a trip to see the stones. Its not everyday you can visit a graveyard where the stones date back to the 1600's

Thank OrangeBlack28
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This cemetery, located at the site of the pilgrims' original fort, is a wonderful step back in time. Gravestones mark the dead from the early 1600s all the way up to 1957, the year this was no longer used as an active burial site. The...More

Thank Ashton S
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Just a short walk up from water Street. Amazing how hilly it is, cool to walk through time. stop by the court house on the way up or back. Court House museum is free admission.

Thank poukala
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

It was nice to walk through the cemetery and see all the old tombstones. It is also the original spot of the pilgrims fort. The most satisfying thing was walking on Leyden Street, the oldest street in America on our way up to Burial Hill....More

1  Thank 494jasonk
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

There are some famous dead people buried here somewhere, but we don't know where because their markers eroded away years ago. Skip!! Also the parking lot is under construction (summer 2016) so you will have to find parking on some of the local side streets.

Thank Kristen B
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Treski68
19 July 2016|
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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
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pianoemily
15 March 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
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