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Address: Marblehead, MA 01945
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One of New England's most scenic graveyards, it affords a view of Old...

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.

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History with a view

I came across Old Burial Hill while I was out on an afternoon walk in Marblehead. What a pleasant surprise. History buffs will appreciate the old gravestones. The views of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

I came across Old Burial Hill while I was out on an afternoon walk in Marblehead. What a pleasant surprise. History buffs will appreciate the old gravestones. The views of the water are lovely. It's a very pleasant walk and a nice way to spend an hour or two.

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1 Thank Ikkuma
Parma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Just another neat place to visit while you are in Marblehead. The paper thin tombstones dating back to the 1700's are impressive. Stroll at your own pace

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Kirkland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

This graveyard, perched on a promitory with great views and a steady breeze, even in summer, was rented as a location for the chase scene in Home Alone 2. Marblehead has a surprisingly (or not) rich history, including a cameo role in the Revolution, sheltering the USS Constitution and protecting her with the 'big' cannon at Fort Sewall

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Just happened upon this burial ground en route to Rockport. So glad we found it. My friend and I have always wanted to visit.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

We stumbled on this cemetery while walking the area. It is a pretty little cemetery with a great view. We found out while we were in Salem that this cemetery was used in the film Hocus Pocus.

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Estero, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

We stumbled upon the cemetery as we were driving around looking at all the historical homes in Marblehead. There is quite a bit of history in the cemetery and worth looking around. It appears that some headstones have been re-done so that they are readable once again.

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Thank scoutdreams
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

I work in Town and as soon as the weather breaks this is where I bring my lunch once or twice a week. Please be aware that you need a special permit to rub any of the stones and NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED in any of the cemeteries in Town.( up to $50.00 fine) It is so peaceful and it... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

It is the most sacred ground in Marblehead and the resting place of the town founders and Revolutionary hero General John Glover. Its' site is on a granite nob overlooking the harbor and the vast Atlantic beyond.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

I grew up in Marblehead and this was 1 of my favorite places to go and walk around at Old Burial Hill the best part is that if you walk for long enough you will find Redds Pond on the other side. That area is what we call Old Town so its a great place to walk or ride a... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

I have been going here with my dog for years. And I respectful to the graves with my pet and much appreviate all the views. Certains times of the year there renactments that will endup here honoring some historic people baried here.

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