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Old Burial Hill

Marblehead, MA 01945
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Super old cemetery with beautiful views

Went specifically to find some relatives that we knew were buried there and had a wonderful time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ALLSLC
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Beautiful

My friends and I came here because of the movie Hocus Pocus. One of the cemetery scenes was filmed... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jess R
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One of New England's most scenic graveyards, it affords a view of Old Marblehead, the harbor, and the sea. It was established in 1638 at the site of Marblehead’s first meeting house and is the burial site of some 600 Revolutionary soldiers, most in unmarked graves.
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“burial ground” (4 reviews)
“down town” (2 reviews)
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Marblehead, MA 01945
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went specifically to find some relatives that we knew were buried there and had a wonderful time wandering around seeing truly old graves, some dating back to the 1600s. So much to see and read. At the top of the hill you can see out...More

Thank ALLSLC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I came here because of the movie Hocus Pocus. One of the cemetery scenes was filmed there. But the cemetery and surrounding area was really nice and peaceful.

Thank Jess R
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing beautiful place to visit to reflect on times past. Quiet, with a view of the ocean on one side and a pond where remote control boats are sailed on the other.

Thank bethbI1002VS
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This place is a strange incursion in the history of a nation. It is amazing to read these very old tombstones, most dating back before the independance.

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 27 September 2017

My daughter is a big fan of the movie Hocus Pocus so it was a must visit but that aside this is very peaceful place to reflect and thinks about the lives of the souls buired there. Further to this there beuatiful views over Marblehead...More

1  Thank Diane C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

There are several locations which I think make Marblehead unique. This is on that short list. It has the history, the views and it is accessible to the "action" of other must-sees by foot. The historical, revolutionary-era tombstones; the view from the top of the...More

1  Thank Jumbo F
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of the oldest cemeteries in New England and also has the headstone for one of the innocent victims of the Witch Trials. Situation up along a hill in a quiet corner at the edge of Marblehead. There appears to be parking along...More

2  Thank domhnall_kaps
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The burial hill at Marblehead is a must visit spot in Marblehead. There are many old gravestones and a couple of memorials including a memorial of a supposed Witch wrongly hanged as part of the Salem Witch Trials. Am told some scenes from Hocus Pocus...More

Thank KP11347
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is an absolute must if you're in the area. Marblehead is super close to Salem, and as an avid Hocus Pocus fan it was my first stop when I got there. It's located on a hill near the older residential district with entrances on...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were staying in Salem so we took a day trip over to this cemetery. Unspoiled and awesome. We were the only ones around and we wandered around reading stones and soaking in the history. As a bonus this is where parts...More

Thank someiowaguy
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