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This eternal resting place is tucked in the historic/cultural section of the downtown area, near museums and arts attractions. Most interesting is the variety of headstone designs. We were able to locate the monument to the free and enslaved Africans, although I'm uncertain if their...More
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city this quiet resting place offers just that. Rest and peace surrounded by tales of the past. Whether you have visited to look up past relatives or just to be reflective the ancient burial ground is well...More
Each time I am on the East coast I love to visit cemeteries. Hartford's & Boston's are two of my favorite. You may not visit for years but the cemetery is always there and the markers yield so much history. Fifty years ago I went...More
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
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
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
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