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Copp's Hill Burying Ground

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Address: Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston, MA 02118
Phone Number: 617-635-4505
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Description: In preparation for the Battle of Bunker Hill, British soldiers used Copp's...
In preparation for the Battle of Bunker Hill, British soldiers used Copp's Hill gravestones for target practice.
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So Old and Decaying but Beautiful and Rich in History

While walking the Freedom Trail we came across Copp's Hill Burying Ground. It's another, amazing cemetery gem! Being from Utah, I don't get to see old, like Boston old. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, historic cemetery very close to everything! It's free to enter and roam around, and there are even a few places to sit under enormous shade trees and take in all the history!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was a short walk, uphill, from the Old North Church. It is across the street from the 10 ft. wide house. This is the burial ground for Cotton Mather, Edmund Hartt, Robert Newman, and Daniel Malcom. It is easy to see how the British used some of the headstones for target practice.

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

While walking the Freedom Trail we came across Copp's Hill Burying Ground. It's another, amazing cemetery gem! Being from Utah, I don't get to see old, like Boston old. The tombstones, many from the mid 1600's, are still readable, hard but you can make out the inscriptions. Some are to far gone and have deteriorated but it is a beautiful... More 

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Full of historical burials. You are able to learn so much about the early Americans and the stories from this sacred place.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We went here because it was on the freedom trail. I would skip it. It is an old graveyard. The granary burying ground was where the famous people are buried. The British did have a battery up there during the war.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Behind the Old North Church is another in a series of old famous Bostonian burial sites . This site has a spectacular view of Boston Harbour but it was also used in the Steve McQueen / Faye Dunawaye movie the Thomas Crown Affair . This should make this a must stop for McQueen fans but in tthe burning ground there... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The lovely views and sentiments on the stones are worth spending time here, but the repositioning of the stones in the interest of tourist access shows a total lack of respect for the dead.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Original old grave markers from Boston's earliest history; still sporting the bullet holes fired by British troops across the way in Charlestown who used the headstones for target practice. Blissful, peaceful, grassy knoll; just high enough to work off the calories from the North End's storied restaurants. Accessible by subway. Chances are you'll see a "local"--ask him to point out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It was fascinating to wander this graveyard and read it's history. There were boards giving clear explanations and directions to certain very old graves, such as those from the Copp family members. We spent at least 20 minutes or so just wandering and reflecting on the type of lives people had possibly lived and the hardships they had probably endured.

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went in March when it was bitterly cold (minus 9 one day) and I have to praise whoever maintains this site as despite all the snow and ice still on the ground this was still accessible and you voila get clear views of the signs and graves.

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Address: Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston, MA 02118
Phone Number: 617-635-4505
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End

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