Open (free to public), 8:30am-5pm

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On the corner of Main Gold Streets, next to Center Church, the Ancient Burying Ground is owned by the City of Hartford and managed in partnership with the Association.
Hartford appropriated parcels of land to serve as a burial ground in 1640. Now bounded by Main, Gold, and Pearl Streets, today's burying ground is part of the original allotment.
An estimated 5-6,000 people from all classes and ethnic backgrounds were laid to rest in the Ancient Burying Ground in Hartford from 1640 to the early 1800s.

Monuments & Markers

About the African, African American, and Native American people buried at the Ancient Burying Ground

Our grant-funded, CLHO-award winning website features a downloadable database of over 500 individuals of African, African-American, and Native American heritage who may be interred at the Ancient Burying Ground

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The Ancient Burying Association is a 501(c)(3) organization supporting conservation and research at Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground. Daily operations of the Burying Ground are managed in partnership with the City of Hartford, the Business Improvement District, and KNOX, Inc. Ongoing preservation, historical research, education, and outreach are supported by the Association.

Visit the Ancient Burying Ground

8:30am-5pm daily
(May be closed on holidays & due to weather)
Downtown Hartford, less than a mile from the intersection of I-91 and I-84 intersection. At the Corner of Main & Gold Streets, behind the First Church of Christ.
Metered on-street parking is available (free on weekends) & garage parking is available on Pearl Street.
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The Ancient Burying Ground Association expresses its gratitude for the support of these important sponsors and community partners: