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Old First Parish Burying Ground

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Wife and I visited early October. I'm a history major so I was really looking forward to seeing the... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Louisville, Kentucky
Very interesting grounds.

The first time we visited this site, it look as though snow would begin at any minute. The grounds... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Ventura, CA
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Wife and I visited early October. I'm a history major so I was really looking forward to seeing the site. I was shocked that it was in such a poor state of repair. How could the citizens of Glouchester let this happen. Most of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kodiak72
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The first time we visited this site, it look as though snow would begin at any minute. The grounds are very well maintained and marked. To read the dates of family members that were lost in such close succession, must have been heartbreaking! This is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank GrannyJudy
Reviewed 7 August 2018

If you love old cemeteries, this one is for you. Extremely old, interesting headstones, beautiful view overlooking the water.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This was probably one of the highlights of our trip. We walked around outside after dark when the kids were asleep to check it out and briefly and loved it. Went back in the day with the kids and even they seemed to enjoy it's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jillianfae
Reviewed 10 July 2018

It may sound creepy but this place is totally worth the visit if you like history and is eager to learn the US history that is not told in the books.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank crisnathercia
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Check out the dates on these grave sights. Wonder what each person was like and how they came to be on Cape Ann.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank nancyfoureman
Reviewed 25 November 2017

I am a fan of old burying grounds, so had to slip in to see this one, but frankly, I couldn't figure out how to get into the cemetery without climbing a wall. So I read the graves and took photos from the sidewalk/street and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank BassSherpa
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This cemetery is located on a hill across from the waterfront in Rockport and contains grave of soldiers from the French and Indian War along with soldiers from the Revolution and the War of 1812. Beautiful setting but needs some tender loving care. Alot of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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15 November 2018|
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Response from kodiak72 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. You might check with the church or with the historical society. Most headstones are difficult to read. Good luck.