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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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Graveyard Comes Alive

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... read more

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

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This site is on the walking tour of downtown Boston so it's close to other important locations. Fascinating to see the burial places of so many famous Americans and to see the gravestone art present on the tombstones.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a must for anyone interested in Boston's history. 1659 is the founding and the hill is one on the original founding places of this city. Beautifully maintained a piece of American history with some beautiful buildings surrounding the cemetery. Worth a visit.

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Loved seeing the historical burial places of famous revolutionists and the history behind them. Loved the history behind how the burial ground was made and transformed

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We ( my wife and I ) just couldn't expect to see so much interesting places, emerging one following another. Only a few hundred metres from the site of the Old North Church, we found on the Freedom trail, one very old and strongly connected with the past of Boston and America in general, cemetery, called the Copp's Hill Burying... More 

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Athens, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Take your time to walk through the cemetery. Stonework is pretty interesting. Many stones are broken but are displayed well Was a fun place to visit.

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Bedford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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