Old Burial Hill, Marblehead

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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 decided to drive to this location after a day in Salem. This cemetery was full of beautiful gravestones including those dating back to the revolutionary war. It was a stunning location and so rich ...  more »
  • Met a local at Fort Sewell who recommended we go here to take a look. So glad we did. It was a really beautiful place. Many of the gravestones you can no longer read at all, they are so old. We walked...  more »
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  • Very beautiful. I felt a good connection with the local history by looking at the grave and monuments.
  • I loved this place. My wife and I went in the evening and we were the only ones there. Beautiful view from benches and a gazebo facing the harbor. Bring your walking shoes as it is several steps to get up the hill. We searched around quite awhile.

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