Hartford in the Civil War Quest

Hartford, VT
Difficulty: Moderate
Special Features: Civil War, Historical
Walking Conditions: Trail
Duration: :45
Season: May-Oct
Bring: Pencil


Journey back to the 1860s on this tour of Hartford Village Cemetery.


From the Intersection of Routes 5 and 14 in White River Junction, travel northwest (towards West Hartford) on Route 14. Soon you will see I-91 crossing high over Route 14 ahead of you. Before that overpass, look for the Hartford Cemetery on your right; park in the lot just before the Cemetery, along the chain link fence.

Clues and Map

Click here to view/print the clues and map for this quest.


Created with collaborative participation of Jen Boeri-Boyce's students at Hartford Middle School (2006-7), Upper Valley teachers participating in a Valley Quest workshop, and Valley Quest intern extraordinaire Julie B. Barnes!

Update to this Quest

N.B.: The PDF you can download above is up to date. If you are using the 2008 book Best of Valley Quest, insert these clue updates:

October 2013. One of the trees from paragraph 2 is gone. So pass by one hydrangea and on through 2 Hazens.

September 3, 2010. Just before missing letter number 7, we spelled the name of the Civil War soldiers name wrong — It should be Orrin! Sorry about that!

October 2018: The final clues now read:

Place all your letters in order and you will see

The end of this Hartford Civil War mystery.


Find your treasure in a nook to the left of the:

_____   _____   _____   _____   _____   _____

1            2           3           4          5           6

_____   _____   _____   _____   _____   ______

7          8            9           10         11         12