Street Address
School Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Mailing Address
9 Elgren Way
Plymouth, MA 02360
Hours
Dawn to Dusk
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Cheryle Caputo, President
June Gillette, Treasurer

Mission

The Friends of Burial Hill have been founded for the purpose of protecting, preserving and enhancing the burial ground and it's environs. Our goals include the preservation of the physical grounds and the conservation of the gravestones, memorials and commemorative sites.We strive to raise awareness of the history of those buried ,or symbolized, and of the men who carved these early forms of art.

History

Overlooking Plymouth Harbor with a panoramic vista, Burial Hill is one of our countries earliest puritan burial grounds.The first documented burial is that of Edward Gray 1681. The stone carvings and epitaphs show the changing views of our forefathers thoughts on death and the afterlife. They are also reflective of societal roles and patterns.Burial Hill has a handful of 17th century slate markers and many well preserved stones from the 18th century as well.The earliest motifs can be found here along with fine neoclassical designs and a wonderful collection of portrait stones. Prior to being designated as a burying ground, the hill was the site of the fort, meetinghouse and watch tower of the first permanent settlement.

Educational Programs

see friendsofburialhill.org for a current listing of events and programs offered free to the public.

    Governance

    Town owned cemetery.

    ADA

    Wheelchair ramp.

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Parking