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“Burial Hill”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Burial Hill

Old Burial Hill
Ranked #3 of 24 things to do in Marblehead
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Owner description: 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.
Nashville, Tennessee
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Burial Hill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

I took a walk through the Burial grounds . It is beautifully maintained. I love history and reading the headstones was so interesting. This spot like many others in Marblehead have beautiful views of the harbor. Walk across the street to Fountian park on the hill.

Visited August 2014
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
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“Nice Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Lovely and interesting headstones and a beautiful view of the harbor from the gazebo. If you combine this with a walk across Orne St. to Fountain Park and then onto Ft Sewall, you'll really get a sense of the history in what was once a small fishing village.
I live in Marblehead and get to walk this all of the time ; ) I also take any out of town visitors to this spot.

Visited August 2014
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West Covina, California
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“One of the oldest cemeteries in the U.S.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Not only does Old Burial Hill have some really interesting headstones and grave markers to look at, but the view of Marblehead from up there is wonderful. Can be a bit tricky to navigate at night as there is no artificial lighting, just moon- and starlight.

Visited October 2013
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Sheffield Lake, Ohio
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Peace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Beaufifully maintained cemetary dating back to the 1600's. Definately worth strolling through and remembering those that have passed before us.

Visited June 2014
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CAMDEN
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“Spookier than Salem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

When I was in Marblehead with my kids when they were young, I'd always take them on an after-dinner walk into the Old Town, ending at the Old Burial Hill at dusk. Not far from the place where the town was first settled in 1629, it's the best place to soak up the history and atmosphere of this very special place. Next to it is Redd's Pond, named for Mammy Redd, the first "witch" sentenced to death in the notorious Salem Witch Trials. A significant tomb is that of John Glover whose Marblehead fishermen's regiment saved George Washington's army after it's disastrous defeat on Long Island and later ferried it across the Delaware to victory. Nearby is the "Old Brig", home the famous "Wizard", John Dimond and his equally famous fortune-telling daughter, Moll Pitcher. Down below on the water is "Screeching Woman" Cove, named after the unfortunate woman murdered there by pirates in the 1600s and whose shrieks people still claim to hear on dark summer nights. This is not the canned, commercial spookiness of Salem. Among the early colonial slate and marble headstones with death-head motifs and ancient script, it's impossible not to sense the ghosts of a fascinating past around you..

Visited May 2014
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