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Old Burial Hill

Marblehead, MA 01945
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Little known history revisited

Set atop a hill in the historic and charming old town of Marblehead (1638) you can walk amongst the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Ray S
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Middlebury, CT
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Beautiful

Can only be reached by climbing a staircase but it was worth the climb. As with everything in... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
MagickUnicorns
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Delanson
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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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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Set atop a hill in the historic and charming old town of Marblehead (1638) you can walk amongst the resting places of greatness. Gen. John Glover of Battle of Trenton fame, Elbridge Gerry, Vice President, Azor Orne and Jeremiah Lee of Lexington/Concord fame as well...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Can only be reached by climbing a staircase but it was worth the climb. As with everything in Marblehead, parking is an issue.

Thank MagickUnicorns
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a burial ground that goes back to the 17th century, is easily accessible, has great views of the surrounding area, and is very well kept by a proud community. Worth a visit for those who are interested in early American history.

1  Thank bobandbeth2014
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was so neat. I was in town with my mother for Halloween so roaming through this old graveyard felt fitting at the time. I saw some tombstones from as far back as the 1600s and these are the kind with skulls and crossbones, the...More

1  Thank Alison M
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Old Burial Hill is a hidden treasure with one of the best views in town. Redd's Pond is adjacent to it. Kids fish and people race remote controlled boats. Visit the graves themselves. The headstones tell many a story.

Thank DLD5
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The nicest thing is he quiet. the second nicest is the view. The cemetery itself is rather boring unless you want to do grave rubbings

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Very cool place to be in Marblehead. Awesome views and place to commune with nature. Great place to explore a little bit outside the old town.

Thank Jim V
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Commune with the 17th and 18th centuries up here while admiring the gorgeous views. Contemplate the losses during the great storm and the Revolutionary War, wonder at the interesting carved artwork on the ancient gravestones. Plenty of places to sit and admire the views while...More

Thank HistoryGirl1649
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This ancient burial ground dating to 1638 comes alive on the last Saturday in January each year as the proud mariners of John Glover's Marblehead Regiment of the Revolution celebrate the anniversary of the General's death. Visions of the earliest settlers of Massachusetts dance in...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 17 October 2015

A fascinating place of history and wonderment. Just to read the gravestones and imagine what could be happening at that time of history.

Thank 161KarenF
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