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Burial Hill

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William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth Colony, is buried here.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is such an amazing place full of history, and beauty. Yes, it is a cemetary, but a very interesting one, and a nice place to walk. The steps leading up to it are quite a workout! Worth it though!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like history, you will enjoy burial hill where the ancestors of the Pilgrims can be found. Very unique headstones in a beautiful hilltop of the harbor area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 72worldtravelers
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

The graveyard was a very peaceful place. My husband and I had a good time trying to find our ancestors who were buried there. We found a book at the Plymouth plantation that had every single epitaph from the Burial Hill. We went about an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank karao621
Reviewed October 30, 2018

I went here as part of a night tour the week of Halloween. I like to visit cemeteries (findagrave.com). This one has so many old and interesting ones... wood, slate, granite, marble. I would recommend going on a tour, as getting the scoop on some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PatriciaGibson
Reviewed October 28, 2018

My cousin and I spent about 30 minutes wandering around the grounds trying to find our ancestor Edward Doty's Plaque with no luck. It is in a beautiful location and there are many interesting monuments and headstones to view. I am wondering if the Church...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JANICE M
Reviewed October 28, 2018

On a guided walk around the town we walked up behind the First Parish Church. There are graves of the early sellers descendants. A must-see for Mayflower descendants.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LightAleCavalier
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Burial Hill overlooks the old area of downtown Plymouth and provides views of Plymouth and its harbour. Worth the time to take a stroll up the hill and to view the old headstones.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark B
Reviewed October 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nikki M
Reviewed October 14, 2018 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!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jenifer R
Reviewed September 30, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Treski68
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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
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pianoemily
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
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