Ancient Burying Ground

60 Gold St.
Hartford, CT 06103- Map It
(860) 643-5652

AAA Editor Notes

Ancient Burying Ground is at 60 Gold St. The city's oldest cemetery forms a green oasis in the middle of downtown. Buried here are the city's early founders, including Rev. Thomas Hooker, Rev. Samuel Stone and several colonial governors; the oldest gravestone dates from 1648. The cemetery is on the north and west sides of the 1807 Center Church, 675 Main St., which traces its history to a meetinghouse established in 1636. Refurbished and expanded in 1848, the church now has six Tiffany windows. Self-guiding brochures are available at the Main Street gate. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Hours: Cemetery gates open Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30, Sat. 9-5, Apr.-Nov. Guided tours offered Mon.-Fri. noon-2, late June to early Aug. (weather permitting).