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Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground

400 block of Ann Street, Beaufort, NC 28516
+1 252-728-5225
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Get a guided tour!

If you visit this site for the first time, it well worth getting a guided tour. The guides give you... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Lori J
Swansboro, North Carolina
Great local history!

Very cool place to visit if in the area and touring the historic sites. Lots of good history about... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
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400 block of Ann Street, Beaufort, NC 28516
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

If you visit this site for the first time, it well worth getting a guided tour. The guides give you specific information and stories behind the different graves in the cemetery. You will see an unknown grave, the little girl buried in a barrel, and...More

Thank Lori J
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Very cool place to visit if in the area and touring the historic sites. Lots of good history about some of the resting spots. Be sure to get a pamphlet about the burying grounds or download the tour on your phone. Either is a about...More

3  Thank Beachbum303
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A place full of history and tales, Picturesque place. Enquiry after the very sad tale of "the girl in the rum barrel"....

Thank Voezel
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This beautiful cemetery holds so many stories. There is an audiotour available that tells you about the various people buried in the cemetery.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in ghost tales/local lore the burying grounds is a must! To get the full experience you need to take a tour or find a local who knows the stories. We visited and left toys for the little girl in the rum...More

Thank CarolinaGirl2016
Reviewed 12 July 2017

After visiting the Morehead City/Atlantic Beach area many times, we finally visited the Old Burying Ground. I've always wanted to go there. It was really interesting to go by the printed guide pamphlet's numbered grave sites and read the stories about them. Very peaceful just...More

1  Thank haljerjen
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are locals but we love coming through and revisiting the old bearing ground once every six months or year. If we have friends coming from out of town we always bring them here.

Thank Thumper747
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This self guided tour is a great way to spend a morning. Donation driven, you will be submersed in local history.

Thank lrbarrerr
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Anytime you are at the Atlantic Beach NC area it would be worth your time to walk thru this old grave yard. It's filled with some strange history!!

Thank bradnbeth2017
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We spent about 30 minutes just reading headstones and looking at family connections. Definitely worth a visit if you love history and old cemeteries.

Thank lisawN7670HW
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alexa h
30 October 2015|
Response from cheeky43 | Reviewed this property |
No charge to enter the burying ground, but they ask a $1 for the brochure with brief commentary on a number of the graves. Not sure what the current fee is for a tour guide, but sometimes you get a free short tour with a... More