Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground, Beaufort

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Old Burying Ground is a historic cemetery located at Beaufort, Carteret County, North Carolina. It was established in 1724. There are approximately 200 stones from the pre-American Civil War era, approximately 45 from the war period, about 150 from 1865 to 1900, and a few 20th-century markers. A notable burial is of Otway Burns, a naval hero in the War of 1812.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
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  • The cemetary is a self-guided tour. It's very interesting, but a little frustrating that I've been twice now and neither time were the guides available at the cemetery entrance. Fortunately, the Beauf...  more »
  • The graves here tell the story of Beaufort in the 18th century. The atmosphere created by old trees and massive wisteria vines is somber and peaceful. Pay your dollar for the guide and stick to the re...  more »
  • This was our first time visiting the graveyard. Bring $1 to donate so you can take a brochure and learn about some of the people buried there. Self guided tour was great for kids. Nice walk down the s...  more »
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  • Very interesting place to go and visit. The history in this place is amazing. Be sure to pick up a brochure at the front gate, if there are no copies available you can download it on your phone to read about all of the numbered graves for a self guided tour.
  • Would give 5 stars if the grounds were kept up better. Too much overgrowth of the bushes and etc. overtaking some of the grave sites...otherwise it,is a very cool place to visit and get some historical perspective.
  • I am already a fan of old, historical graveyards, but the Old Burying Ground has some of the most interesting stories about the people buried there. I have never personally been on the tour they offer, but have heard a story or two in passing. The guides are energetic and do a terrific job in storytelling. A graveyard may sound like a creepy stop on your vacation, but the stories are romantically tragic, simply romantic, and a bit ironic. Google the girl in the barrel - read the story and check out the pictures of the grave site as just one of many interesting tales.
  • Very neat and interesting place full of historic graves. It gave me chills to walk through knowing so many heroes were laid to rest here.
  • Interesting cemetery that has Graves from the early 1800s.

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