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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 #63 of 212 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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Bedford, England
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311 reviews 311 reviews
197 attraction reviews
525 helpful votes 525 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Founded in 1659, this is the 2nd oldest cemetery in Boston and is a fascinating place to visit when on the Freedom Trail. Many people just have a quick glance and pass by but it is worth spending a while here. A lot of the headstones are in a surprisingly good condition with the wording easily readable. There is some... More

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Seattle
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Tons of grave markers you can check out here. Plus there's a great view from the cemetery. A cool place to visit on the Freedom Trail.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Amazing that most of the gravestones still can be read. Alot are there, but the words can no longer be read. If you love old headstones, this should be on your "bucket list". Great signage showing who is buried where within the cemetary.

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San Francisco, California
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32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Although this cemetery was founded in the late 1600's, the grave markers are mostly legible. It is interesting to read them. It has an area devoted to the Mather family of ministers and the grave of Robert Newman, who put the signal lanterns in the top of the Old North Church preceding the battle of Lexington and Concord. It is... More

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Senior Contributor
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Considering the age of the cemetery, many of the headstones are in remarkably good condition. Beautiful spot in the heart of North Boston. Definitely worth spending some time here. Also interesting to visit at night if you can get a tour that will take you.

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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very simple, but very historic and peaceful - just up the street from the Old North Church. Take time to read the boards.

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Port Neches, TX
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26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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103 helpful votes 103 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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166 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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