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Old Burying Ground Historic Cemetery In Beaufort NC

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Location: 400 Ann St, Beaufort, NC 28516
Built: 1724
On the National Register of Historic Places? Yes
Features: tombstones and headstones of shell, brick, or wooden slabs, final resting place of Otway Burns (War of 1812 – Naval Hero). Deeded to the town of Beaufort in 1731. Site for ghost walk tours, guided tours, or self guided tours.

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Many who visit The Old Burying Ground say that it is one of the creepiest and unsettling cemeteries they have ever visited and swear to it being haunted. The section in the northeast corner contains many unmarked grave sites and is considered by most historians to be the oldest part of the cemetery. Site for Anglican church services of St. Johns Parish.

Sits next to Ann St United Methodist Church.

Best time to visit? In early Spring when the Azaleas and Wisteria are in full bloom.

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Discussions and Comments

Did you visit this historic cemetery on a guided tour, ghost walk tour, or self guided tour and which would you recommend to others wishing to visit this attraction?

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What time of the day did you visit and do you think it would matter?

What impressed you most about this attraction and what did you learn about the history of the area?

What did you think about area residents continuing to leave gifts on the grave (rum barrel) of a child that was buried in the cemetery in the 1700s?

What other attractions in Beaufort NC are on the National Register of Historic Places?

What did you learn about the above ground slabs and grave sites commonly built in coastal regions back in the era?

I know I wish they would allow guided tours at night.

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Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

3 thoughts on “Old Burying Ground Historic Cemetery In Beaufort NC

  • December 2, 2018 at 3:50 am

    Yes, it is definitely haunted!

  • October 4, 2018 at 8:12 am

    The historical association is closing tours of this cemetery for this year only (2018) after Hurricane Florence caused pretty significant damage to trees and headstones.

  • September 26, 2018 at 8:28 am

    I wouldn’t say haunted, but you can best bet this old cemetery is spooky at night! I walked past it last year on the way back from Backstreet pub and it gave me chills.


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