Hartford’s whisperer of history: the Ancient Burying Ground

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While Hartford boasts grand structures like the Old State House, its undisputed champion of age lies beneath your feet – the Ancient Burying Ground. Established in 1640, it’s the oldest surviving burial ground in Hartford and whispers tales of the city’s earliest residents. Headstones, some weathered and worn, mark the final resting places of prominent figures and everyday citizens who shaped Hartford’s colonial beginnings. A solemn yet fascinating place, the Ancient Burying Ground offers a tangible connection to Hartford’s past.  As you walk its grounds, imagine the lives of those who came before, forever a part of the city’s enduring story.

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