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Granary Burying Ground

Address: Tremont Street, (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
Phone Number: 617-635-7389
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Ranked #21 of 194 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John...
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

What a hidden Jen in the middl What a hidden Jewel in the middle of an urban area.The graves are our history at its earliest.There are great gravestones here from Sam Adams through John Hancock. Kept in good condition and if you like the Early American period, you will not be disappointed

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

One of the neatest things about visiting old cities (we don't have many in the USA) is seeing the old next to the new. Much easier to see in Europe, Rome comes to mind with shopping centers next to ruins. But Boston allows us this opportunity with places like the Granary Burial Ground. Visit the gravesites of three Boston heavyweights... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is where Mother Goose, Paul Revere, John Hancock and many other amazing people are buried. It's a cool place right in the middle of town. Also, take a guide from the guy outside the gate. His name is Jimmy and he created a very cool walking guide to follow where the graves are. It's no charge. Nice guy. Just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Typical graveyard, however there are many here that are of note. From Ben Franklin's parents, to Sam Adams, John Hancock, there are many different ways to view this burying ground. Another great stop along the Freedom Trail.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Boston has so many large buildings and lost many historic properties in fire that it is difficult for the visitor, unfamiliar with its history and geography to assemble a clear picture of revolutionary Boston. Each remnant like the Granary Burying Ground contributes a small contribution to this appreciation and is invaluable in commemorating the path to freedom.

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

For those history buffs why not go for a Walking Tour and see what Boston as to offer while stopping at one of the most famous Burying Grounds in the country...bring some large paper and pencils....

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My visit to Granary burying ground was excellent and I felt a real sense of history in this small graveyard. Fascinating to walk amongst the gravestones of so many luminary Patriots and their lesser known contemporaries. I walked through mid morning on a lovely sunny day with the light filtering through the trees. It gave a lovely alive feel to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Just off of the Boston Common, the Granary Burial Ground is packed with the graves of famous patriots, such as John Hancock, Paul Revere, Sam Adams and the victims of the Boston Massacre. A guide at the gates will loan you a booklet for a self-guided walking tour...very interesting. When you exit, you simply hand back the booklet. A great... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Established in 1660, this site boasts the graves of Sam Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, Ben Franklin's parents, the victim's of the Boston Massacre and some other lesser knowns. It's free and there is a gentleman who loves history so much that he put together his own guide to the graves that he hands out as you go in the... More 

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