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Copp's Hill Burying Ground

Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston, MA 02118 (North End)
617-635-4505
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Ranked #61 of 210 attractions in Boston
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Established in 1659, Copp's Hill Burying Ground has thousands of graves including those of Cotton Mather, Increase Mather, and Robert Newton who... more »
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Port Neches, TX
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stopped by here on the way to Paul Revere's house. It's a nice burying ground with some very old headstones. It's free and you simply walk around.

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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
59 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Second graveyard on the freedom trail and I think the best as it's normal people rather than big wigs. I love the inscriptions especially one from a husband to his "amiable" wife. Not that loved? Well worth a stop especially for black history.

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Lombard, Illinois
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378 reviews 378 reviews
172 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I liked the old cemeteries along the freedom trail. I am not sure why. But I found it very cool to try and read all the dates and look at the engravings on the head stones.

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Moorpark, California
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277 reviews 277 reviews
162 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We could only see this through a locked gate, but it looked very good from what we were able to see. Their website says open daily at 9 am but we waited 20 minutes in the rain and no one ever came to unlock the gate on a Sunday morning. I believe from reading Longfellow's poem about Paul Revere that... More

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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
61 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Another of Boston's 'old' cemeteries on the Freedom Trail, it is situated on top of the hill. There are many interesting stories to be learnt from reading the tombstones and the artwork on some is unbelievable - great for photographers. Not as large as Granary but what it lacks in size - it makes up for in peace and quiet... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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264 reviews 264 reviews
92 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Not far from the Old North Church, this burial ground sits atop a hill. It is the resting place of many early, yet not famous, settlers. Worth a look if you are in the area. There are several interesting stories if you read the plaques.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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251 reviews 251 reviews
141 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

One of Boston’s many cool old cemeteries. This one is the city’s second oldest. Several notable people are buried here, but nothing like at the Old Granary Burying Ground. There are numerous signs up describing the different stone designs and the history. What I found most interesting and unique about this burying ground was that the British used the gravestones... More

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California
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We included this stop on our itinerary with an 11 and a 12 year old. The boys expressed interest before we left for Boston and were very much into browsing the old tomb stones when we were there. I definitely would put one of the old burial grounds on a program for kids. It also is an interesting place for... More

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Harrisburg, Pa.
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139 reviews 139 reviews
34 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is one of the quieter spots on the Freedom Trail. We enjoyed paying our respects to the Patriots buried there. Take the time to read the plaques. It was a unique experience to around so much history and part of old Boston. The view is worth the climb up the hill.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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264 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This cemetery near the Old North Church was already over a century old when those lanterns were supposedly hung in the church's tower to signal Paul Revere to begin his ride. Church sexton Robert Newton, who hung the lanterns that evening by himself or with help (stories vary), is one of the people resting in peace here. We walked the... More

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