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Copp's Hill Burying Ground

Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston, MA 02118 (North End)
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Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
Ranked #64 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: In preparation for the Battle of Bunker Hill, British soldiers used Copp's Hill gravestones for target practice.
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Ogden, Utah
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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

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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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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