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Old Burial Hill

Marblehead, MA 01945
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Great walk/history spot

Old old cemetary.. 1638 I believe?! Mrs. Redd, victim of Salem witch trials is buried here along... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
mjme11
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Historic

An old cemetery with graves dating back to the early settlers. A wonderful historic site and place... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
GML2014
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Clare, Michigan
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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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“burial ground” (4 reviews)
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Old old cemetary.. 1638 I believe?! Mrs. Redd, victim of Salem witch trials is buried here along with Puritans and about 600 revolutionary war soldiers. Rocky, hilly, historical grave stones and very cool. In the spring they have toy sailboat races on Redd's pond. There's...More

Thank mjme11
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

An old cemetery with graves dating back to the early settlers. A wonderful historic site and place for both reverence and to enjoy the history.

Thank GML2014
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Set atop a hill in the historic and charming old town of Marblehead (1638) you can walk amongst the resting places of greatness. Gen. John Glover of Battle of Trenton fame, Elbridge Gerry, Vice President, Azor Orne and Jeremiah Lee of Lexington/Concord fame as well...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Can only be reached by climbing a staircase but it was worth the climb. As with everything in Marblehead, parking is an issue.

Thank MagickUnicorns
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a burial ground that goes back to the 17th century, is easily accessible, has great views of the surrounding area, and is very well kept by a proud community. Worth a visit for those who are interested in early American history.

1  Thank bobandbeth2014
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was so neat. I was in town with my mother for Halloween so roaming through this old graveyard felt fitting at the time. I saw some tombstones from as far back as the 1600s and these are the kind with skulls and crossbones, the...More

1  Thank Alison M
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Old Burial Hill is a hidden treasure with one of the best views in town. Redd's Pond is adjacent to it. Kids fish and people race remote controlled boats. Visit the graves themselves. The headstones tell many a story.

Thank DLD5
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The nicest thing is he quiet. the second nicest is the view. The cemetery itself is rather boring unless you want to do grave rubbings

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Very cool place to be in Marblehead. Awesome views and place to commune with nature. Great place to explore a little bit outside the old town.

Thank Jim V
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Commune with the 17th and 18th centuries up here while admiring the gorgeous views. Contemplate the losses during the great storm and the Revolutionary War, wonder at the interesting carved artwork on the ancient gravestones. Plenty of places to sit and admire the views while...More

Thank HistoryGirl1649
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