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Ancient Burying Ground

60 Gold St, Hartford, CT 06103-2905
+1 860-561-2585
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Amazing piece of history

We just had a few hours to explore downtown Hartford. So glad we found the Ancient Burying Ground... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lori M
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Greenwood, Indiana
Interesting piece of history

We stopped here on our way to Acadia National Park. The gates were locked when we arrived even... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa D
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Van Wert, OH
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60 Gold St, Hartford, CT 06103-2905
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had a few hours to explore downtown Hartford. So glad we found the Ancient Burying Ground. So much history there, so many unknown stories. Highly recommend it.

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to Acadia National Park. The gates were locked when we arrived even though it was during the "open" hours. There was a large family group there as well and a number on the sign to call if you needed...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Had to visit this spot as part of my Hartford experience. Some of these tombs are over 350 years old! Was near to walk through there looking at dates and wondering what the place looked like when hear graves were fresh. It was quiet and...More

Thank RandomTraveler76
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I have 4 ggg-grandfathers who founded Hartford. Came here to look at Founder's Monument. Loved the cemetery. Great to visit.

Thank Ryla_M
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I was meeting a friend downtown for lunch and wandered over to the Burying Ground. Not being a frequent visitor to downtown I have not seen a lot of the sites. This is a good sized cemetery with very well-preserved headstones dating back to the...More

Thank W-Hartford_CT
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is an interesting place to spend a bit of time. The cemetery dates back to the 1600s when anyone who died at that time would be buried here, regardless of race, religion, gender, etc. It is nicely maintained. For the most part, it is...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We love visiting old cemeteries, and this one was old. Lots of tombstones to read, and a relaxing place to visit. I am glad we stopped.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Following our delightful visit to the Mark Twain Home & Museum we walked amidst the ancient tombstones peaking from the earth shadowed by the Hartford skyscrapers. The headstone carvings were evocative, and the poetic words displayed on many of the stones, were even more so....More

1  Thank life2megr8
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very interesting piece of history. I think the oldest grave is 1646. Very small but worth the walk through. Was not scared, more intrigued with the writings on the headstones. Unfortunately, the church was not open for me to view.

Thank 411Luv2Travel
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

It is amazing to find this very old cemetery right in the middle of Hartford. I love old cemeteries and this one did not disappoint.

Thank 1Cogal
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RichS
19 March 2017|
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Response from kas929 | Reviewed this property |
There was a woman working in the graveyard when we visited and she showed us around. There was a brochure which had some information about tours but I don't have it. Sorry.
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