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Old Burial Hill

Marblehead, MA 01945
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Burial Hill

Cemetery lovers, rejoice! Check out the grave stones, rolling hills and a ghost or two. I had a... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
Deborah L
via mobile
A Beautiful Old Cemetery

If you have any interest in old gravestones or American Revolution history, this is a must while... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Erin M
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Worthington, Minnesota
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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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Marblehead, MA 01945
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Reviewed 3 February 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.

Thank Deborah L
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Reviewed 2 January 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
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Reviewed 1 December 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

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Reviewed 19 October 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

Thank ALLSLC
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 17 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
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Reviewed 16 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
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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
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Reviewed 6 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
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Reviewed 22 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
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