We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Burial Hill

Marblehead, MA 01945
Review Highlights
Interesting old graves

If you have time to kill and are interested in old grave yards, this was an interesting place... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Kathy S
Kila, Montana, United States
My Brother and I walked to the Old Burial Hill, it has been renovated since I saw it about 2 years ago

Old Burial Hill has a great view of the water and it near to Crowninshield Island, I'd recommend... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Stuart W
Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
Read all 78 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hocus pocus” (6 reviews)
“in town” (4 reviews)
Marblehead, MA 01945
Write a Review
Reviews (78)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you have time to kill and are interested in old grave yards, this was an interesting place. Well maintained and a lot of the "old" stones have been replaced, but looks like they were made like the original ones.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Old Burial Hill has a great view of the water and it near to Crowninshield Island, I'd recommend going to both since they're close together, if you can go to the island at low tide so you can cross over and see what's on this...More

Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Old old cemetary.. 1638 I believe?! Mrs. Redd, victim of Salem witch trials is buried here along with Puritans and about 600 revolutionary war soldiers. Rocky, hilly, historical grave stones and very cool. In the spring they have toy sailboat races on Redd's pond. There's...More

Thank mjme11
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

An old cemetery with graves dating back to the early settlers. A wonderful historic site and place for both reverence and to enjoy the history.

Thank GML2014
Reviewed 22 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 27 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 19 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
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Old Burial Hill staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines