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Ancient Burying Ground

60 Gold St, Hartford, CT 06103-2905
+1 860-561-2585
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The Ancient Burying Ground is Hartford’s oldest historic site. It is a wonderful place to have a... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
RamonaL34
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Great piece of history and a treat for cemetery enthusiasts

It was a treat to walk around this cemetery and see so many different stones. It's also interesting... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Naberius
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60 Gold St, Hartford, CT 06103-2905
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The Ancient Burying Ground is Hartford’s oldest historic site. It is a wonderful place to have a walk around. The art on the head stones was developed by folk artists. There are maps located at both entrances that describe all the different styles and the...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

It was a treat to walk around this cemetery and see so many different stones. It's also interesting to see these stones with the carvings and symbolism of a certain time period. Everything seemed to be in pretty good condition (with, of course, the usual...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

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.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 8 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

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

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

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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

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Reviewed 16 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
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Reviewed 12 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
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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

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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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