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Old Burial Hill, Marblehead

Categories: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
Old Burial Hill is an historic cemetery in Marblehead, Massachusetts. It is located on the high ground between Marblehead's colonial-era residential and retail district, called "Downtown" by longtime residents and "Old Town" by others, and the Barnegat neighborhood that stretches from Little Harbor to Doliber's Cove, and is accessible via a walkway at Redd's Pond and a stairway at the intersection of Orne and Pond streets. Old Burial Hill features scenic vistas of Marblehead Harbor and Salem Sound.The burying ground was founded in 1638 and contains many historic Puritan gravestones featuring diverse stone carving artwork from the seventeenth century. The burial ground also contains the remains of a victim of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. It is referenced briefly in the horror author H.P Lovecraft's short-story, The Festival.It was the setting of the daytime cemetery scenes in Disney's 1993 Halloween comedy-drama film Hocus Pocus. The nighttime cemetery scenes, including Billy Butcherson's resurrection, were filmed on a sound stage at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.Notable burials and cenotaphsWilmot Redd, victim of 1692 Salem Witch TrialsGeneral John Glover, Revolutionary War generalJoseph Brown, known as "Black Joe," Revolutionary war soldier, owner of Black Joe's Tavern
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  • We were actually just lazing around on our last say in Marblehead and came upon this cemetery on google. Awesome historical spot! It's a beautiful cemetery too. There are a couple super old headstones...  read more »
  • If you have time to kill and are interested in old grave yards, this was an interesting place. Well maintained and a lot of the "old" stones have been replaced, but looks like they were made like the ...  read more »
  • Old Burial Hill has a great view of the water and it near to Crowninshield Island, I'd recommend going to both since they're close together, if you can go to the island at low tide so you can cross ov...  read more »
  • Amazingly beautiful!
  • If you love cemeteries and history, this is a spot worth visiting.
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