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Ancient Burying Ground

60 Gold St, Hartford, CT 06103-2905
+1 860-561-2585
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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
Chicago, Illinois
Amazing piece of history

We just had a few hours to explore downtown Hartford. So glad we found the Ancient Burying Ground... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Lori M
Greenwood, Indiana
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60 Gold St, Hartford, CT 06103-2905
+1 860-561-2585
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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

Thank Naberius
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.

Thank Lori M
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

Thank Lisa D
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

Thank RandomTraveler76
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.

Thank Ryla_M
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

Thank W-Hartford_CT
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
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
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

1  Thank life2megr8
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very interesting piece of history. I think the oldest grave is 1646. Very small but worth the walk through. Was not scared, more intrigued with the writings on the headstones. Unfortunately, the church was not open for me to view.

Thank 411Luv2Travel
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20 March 2017|
Response from kas929 | Reviewed this property |
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.