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Granary Burying Ground

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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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We first learned about the burying ground from our guide on the Old Town Trolley Tours. We visited in March so most of the ground was covered in snow but it was interesting to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We first learned about the burying ground from our guide on the Old Town Trolley Tours. We visited in March so most of the ground was covered in snow but it was interesting to walk through. Reading some of the tombstones was also very interesting.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lots of history here, even some of the stones are quite unusual and make for conversation. Read the signs (map) at entrance or you will wander a while trying to find the highlights (Paul Revere). Doesn't take long to walk through, and there's a coffee shop right across the street.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The amount of history here is amazing but either read up on it first or get a guide as it's a lot of guesswork if you don't. If you are in the area, well worth your time to go.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Stop in and see John Hancock's, Paul Revere's, Samuel Adams', and Benjamin Franklin's parents' grave sites. This spot is very easily accessible from the Park St. T station, literally RIGHT across the street. Make sure to check the hours, because they close early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

If you are coming to the city and want to soak up some history visit this place. It costs nothing and serves as a great history lesson on those who formed our country. As others have recommended a tour guide would be worth it here and bring you straight to the more notable graves. Highly recommended. Kids will like reading... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

You can walk around the cemetery at any time. It does not cost anything but this is one of the those places where a tour guide can really tell you amazing stories. John Hancock is bury here so is Mother Goose and some of the people that were killed in the Boston Masacre.

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Trenton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were just arrived in Boston and unloaded at the hotel and decided to go for a walk. One of the first things that noticed was just how old and beautiful the city is and how old and new are seamlesslly brought together. A perfect example of this is the Granary Burying Ground. A nice step back in time with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the stops on the freedom trail. Make sure you have the tour so you hear all the stories that go along with the graveyard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Well worth the visit if you are in the area and interested in early American history. Far more people visting than I would have ever expected.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This, as well as the King's Chapel Burying Grounds down the street, was open to tourists on New Year's Day. Famous grave sites are well-marked and easy to find. There is enough signage around to learn more historic facts. A historic site that is conducive to self-paced touring.

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