Veterans of the Revolution

Stephen C. O’Neill, Executive Director of the Hanover Historical Society, will lead this exploration of gravesites associated with the American Revolutionary War on Burial Hill. Discover Plymouth’s role during the Revolution through stories of Patriots and Tories, soldiers and sailors, officers and enlisted men, and political leaders and families on the home front. Stops will include the gravesites of the surgeon Dr. James Thacher, the writer Mercy Otis Warren, and the sailors of the tragic General Arnold, as well as memorials for those buried far away.

Join tour group at the very top of the Hill for this one-hour tour.

Admission: FREE

No reservations required for individuals and families. Participants may traverse steep and grassy slopes and should wear appropriate shoes. Severe weather may cancel tour; updates will be posted to our Facebook page.

About the Series

The Burial Hill tour program was originally launched in 2011 by the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, in collaboration with Pilgrim Hall Museum. The two organizations began co-presenting the series in 2016. In 2024 themed history tours will be offered at the ancient burying ground at 1 pm on the first Saturday of each month from February through December. This popular series features local historians who share their expertise on a fascinating range of topics, highlighting art, history, and culture in the open-air museum at the heart of downtown Plymouth. Tours begin at the top of the Hill and last approximately one hour. For the full schedule, click here.