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Burial Hill

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“worth the climb”(12 reviews)
“grave site”(4 reviews)
William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth Colony, is buried here.
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School Street, Plymouth, MA
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All reviews worth the climb grave site historic graves final resting place beautiful view of the harbor steep steps william bradford hill overlooking old church great history take your time love history guided tour plymouth harbor original settlers grist mill piece of history
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Reviewed today

First I recommend going to the visitors center to get a quick history lesson and then set out for the hill. We feel this is one of the best views in Plymouth. The historic cemetery overlook a portion of downtown and the harbor. Great views...More

Thank Nikki M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great history! My skin tingled here in several different areas....can't imagine the turmoil of life for these people... Great quick exercise for your body & food for your mind. Enjoy the history!

Thank Jenifer R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk up the hill was worth the visit. Lots of historical monuments and location of the first Fort. Interesting grave stones and informational signs. Nice view of the bay and the back of the first Pilgram Church.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of old gravestones. I saw a couple of the original settlers. I love surrounding myself with history and this made my mind go back in time and imagine the pilgrims living and dying here. Worth the visit.

Thank Matty C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently returned for another visit and this time around I was very interested in the old headstones and historical data. There are just tons of fantastic detailed old headstones. The work really is amazing and so intricate. It wasn't too crowded when we went...More

Thank quiet_wave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ghost tour went through the cemetery. Quite a hike to the top. Very interesting stories and fun to walk around at night.

Thank TonyTTA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is rather a steep climb to the top but it is worth the walk - if you are an elder just take it in stages. Once you reach the cemetery the old gravestones are so interesting you could spend hours reading 'history'. From William...More

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic cemetery has some amazing tombstones and history! A beautiful walk and it gives you a great view of Plymouth waterfront.

Thank jessaking9212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tombstones are all very well maintained and it was a pleasure to see a historical cemetery that was so well maintained. It is under a lot of trees so it's cooler and fun to walk through and see all the old names. Be advised,...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed September 5, 2018

My 16 yr old son and I experienced this cemetery walk at night on a ghost tour simply spooky and fun.

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July 18, 2016|
Response from rcurry17 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not, unless you google burial hill and see if there is some help on there. We gave up because we were told the oldest graves were lost. Luckily many of my relatives had moved inland and we found many there. Check... More
March 14, 2016|
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Response from Bill G | Reviewed this property |
I have been there a couple of times, but don't remember any maps or other ways to find any person. It is just unique, the way the wording on the headstones. Or at least it is different from headstones here in Missouri... More