Some of the 419 graves in the Ancient Burying Ground are older than the nation itself.
But the incomprehensible graffiti scrawled on six of the cemetery's most prominent monuments is much more recent. And unwelcome.
Now, the group that maintains the small burial ground, sandwiched between the Gold Building and the First Church of Christ in Hartford on Main Street, is trying to raise the $8,000 needed to restore the gravestones.
On Saturday, during the citywide Envisionfest, the Ancient Burying Ground Association will give tours of the cemetery, educating visitors about the oldest historical site in the city.
"We're trying very hard to protect and preserve this...