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Address: Tremont Street, (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-635-7389
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Description: The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John...
The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams, is also the final resting place for Mother Goose.
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Making History Real

While this is not an "A-list" attraction, I would recommend checking it out on your way to Boston Common. Seeing the actual grave sites of Sam Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Douglas, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

While this is not an "A-list" attraction, I would recommend checking it out on your way to Boston Common. Seeing the actual grave sites of Sam Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and other patriots makes their lives seem more 'real'. There is no 'tour', but when we were there many costumed docents were leading school groups. It was easy to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

It is awesome. The history here is outstanding. The tomb stones are so interesting to read. It is on the Freedom Trail.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Loved the look of this cemetery. Many famous people are buried here. The cemetery is full of fascinating history. A great stop on the freedom trail.

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League City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I love graveyards so this was a must see for me. To actually see the final resting places of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Hancock and so many other Revolutionary War era patriots was very special.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Here lies some of the founding fathers, a must see for any American never-alone anyone interested in American history. It's nice to see the plots well kept and the man at the gate loaning out free folders with interesting facts about the graveyard.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

On our first full day in the City we visited this burial ground where many people who were personally involved in the making of America are buried. It was a sunny Saturday and the cemetery was rightly a popular destination. Amongst the people interred here are three of the original signatories to the Declaration of Independence, the five people that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you want to know about our Nation's heritage, this is one stop on the Freedom Tour not to miss. I got goosebumps looking at our forefathers' graves and left a penny on Paul Revere's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

To see the old graves that date back to that era is fascinating. Take the folder of information from the man sitting at the gate because it is loaded with history. If graves could talk!!!

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Brooklyn, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

One VERY old cemetery! Graves from the Revolutionary times with the typical Puritan engraved tombstones with what is called the Death Head with wings---to symbol the soul to heaven. Some of the graves were: John Hancock and Paul Revere's dad and Paul Revere. A little green space with flowering trees and several rows of very old tombstones.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A small graveyard containing famous historical figures such as Paul, Revere, Franklin's parents, and John Hancock. There are enough signs to help you find your way around to key figures. Part of the Freedom Trail

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