Ancient Burying Ground

One of the oldest historic sites in Hartford, the Ancient Burying Ground is an important landmark in the city. Between the years of 1640 and 1810, approximately 6,000 city residents were buried there. Among those individuals are Samuel Stone – Rev. Thomas Hooker’s traveling companion whose native town in England gave Hartford its own name.

The Ancient Burying Ground does not belong to Center Church, and is maintained by The Ancient Burying Ground Association.  It is open to the public, and guided summer tours of the graveyard are offered. For more information please visit the website www.theancientburyingground.org.