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Beautiful historic site

A beautiful cemetery with lots of historic Revolutionary War era burials. An amazing collection of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matthew A
Classic New England burial site

There are some iconic headstones here and a nice view of the harbor. Very beautiful. I found it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Suzanna D
Clifton Park, New York
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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...more
Marblehead, MA 01945
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 7, 2014

When I was in Marblehead with my kids when they were young, I'd always take them on an after-dinner walk into the Old Town, ending at the Old Burial Hill at dusk. Not far from the place where the town was first settled in 1629,...More

3  Thank CHARLES G
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Reviewed August 27, 2015

This graveyard, perched on a promitory with great views and a steady breeze, even in summer, was rented as a location for the chase scene in Home Alone 2. Marblehead has a surprisingly (or not) rich history, including a cameo role in the Revolution, sheltering...More

1  Thank Roger C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful cemetery with lots of historic Revolutionary War era burials. An amazing collection of headstone artwork as well. You can see the harbor from the highest point in the cemetery and there is a small gazebo to sit in. Redd's Pond is off one...More

Thank Matthew A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are some iconic headstones here and a nice view of the harbor. Very beautiful. I found it easy to park nearby and enter via the path overlooking the nearby pond.

Thank Suzanna D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best places to visit if you want to understand the history of Marblehead and life in the 17th and 18th centuries in Massachusetts. Many/all famous Marbleheaders are buried here and there are some interesting ghost stories that go with it. Visit it...More

Thank pemo12018
Reviewed September 27, 2018

This is worth the walk....serene, peaceful and make sure you can google the many grave names....there is so much history here. I am not a fan of cemeteries but this represents a period in time for. The revolutionary period through to maritime disasters during the...More

Thank debrah711
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

May only be a graveyard but lots of gravestones to look at snd find information on. Spent around 1hr looking around and googling names finding information on the history of the place.

1  Thank nathan c
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

I came by Old Burial hill primarily since Hocus Pocus filmed a scene here. I was very surprised to find how beautiful it was. The hills, rocks, and views make it an absolutely gorgeous site. It also has a historic significance as one of Massachusetts’...More

1  Thank MelissaClaire93
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Cemetery lovers, rejoice! Check out the grave stones, rolling hills and a ghost or two. I had a wonderful time. Peaceful and serene.

1  Thank Deborah L
Reviewed January 2, 2018

If you have any interest in old gravestones or American Revolution history, this is a must while you are in Marblehead. You will also find beautiful views.

Thank Erin M
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Old Burial Hill is a small, old cemetery dating back to 1638. Some of the grave markers are so weathered that they've become illegible. Others can be read easily and bring to mind the old Latin phrase: memento mori. From the top of the hill,...More

Thank SuomalainenPoika
Reviewed October 19, 2017 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

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