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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  • it is hard to believe that this was as much fun as it was. We enjoyed it very much. Just grab the map and follow along. A good history lesson.  more »
  • I was passing by and decided to stop at the Old Burying Ground. It was very interesting and unique to see different headstones, the Azaleas were blooming and it was a beautiful place.  more »
  • What an interesting place to visit. We visited the cemetery close to sunset, and our photos are amazing. The Azaleas were in bloom, and the trees are really beautiful. If you are a history buff or a p...  more »
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  • 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.
  • We enjoyed imagining the stories and lives of those who were buried here. Good for those who love history. The sacred grounds are well-kept and serene.
  • Take a self guided tour, see some interesting historical graves in this shady, peaceful place.
  • We were fortunate to arrive just a little past sunset on a mild December evening. The trees were bare save for a wisp of fog, and we were alone in the quiet . Utterly enchanted. That said the walking in the near-dark was a little tricky due to tree roots and some of the graves bore evidence of what looked to be storm damage from a fallen limb.