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Address: MA 6 & Pine Woods Road, Eastham, MA

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Who knew you could learn so much from a cemetery?

We were a bit bored one day so stopped at this cemetery to see how old the headstones were. It was so fascinating to see family plots of the early settlers of Cape Cod. It was... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
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West Linn, Oregon
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West Linn, Oregon
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were a bit bored one day so stopped at this cemetery to see how old the headstones were. It was so fascinating to see family plots of the early settlers of Cape Cod. It was also great to see some graves marked as Veterans of various wars including the Revolutionary war. Very interesting and not at all creepy.

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2016

I love taking my dog here to walk. It is a relaxing little graveyard and there are information packets at the entrance with very interesting information. There are cool headstones here.

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Barkhamsted, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

It was humbling to walk through this cemetery where the earliest settlers on the Cape are buried--including 3 who came on the Mayflower. And it probably goes unnoticed for most traveling Rt. 6.

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Erving, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

Step back in time with this burying ground. 3 graves are for people who came aboard the Mayflower. Self-guided but documentation is available.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Small old burial ground that is on the national register of historic places. 3 Mayflower passengers buried here. Www.capcodgravestones.com Look for constance Hopkins snow, Giles Hopkins and Joseph rogers.

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Thank mcmac53
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

It required a lot of research to know what I was seeing and who these people were, but without their lives, our country would be very, very different.

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2 Thank Cornhuski
Eastham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

A simple graveyard for some of the earliest settlers of this country. Stones are eroded by weather but most are still readable.

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Newark, Ohio USA
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

The Mayflower people are buried here, my great and some more greats are there. New tombstones have been added in the ensuring years, some of the original stones are still there, impossible to read but still there. A quiet setting along route 6, a nice place to stop get out of the traffic and let your mind travel back to... More 

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East Aurora, New York
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

The Cove Burying Ground is the final resting place for some very notable people. Three were passengers on the Mayflower. Although the Mayflower passengers landed at Provincetown and then at Plymouth, some returned to the Cape and lived in Eastham for the remainder of their days. Other early founders of the Town of Eastham also rest here. The Burying Ground... More 

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