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“Very cool graves” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Granary Burying Ground

Granary Burying Ground
Tremont Street, (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
617-635-7389
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Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
Ranked #21 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams, is also the final resting place for Mother Goose.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Very cool graves”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

These graves you've got to see. They have a different skull with wings on every grave. Also there is John Hancock and Ben Franklin memorials. Only takes a few minutes to walk through, worth the time. Usually at the gate there is a guy with a guide, take it and look through it.

Visited June 2013
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Buffalo, New York
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“Historic and creepy oasis in downtown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The cemetery is well maintained, but the creepiness is built in. Lots of skulls and skeletons on the gravestones. It was very neat to see Paul Revere's grave--what an honor to see it! Don't know how we missed Mother Goose. We went at around dusk on a very warm evening, which made for a memorable experience.

Visited June 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“So much history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I was struck by the tiny gravestones, most featuring a skull and crossbones. Graves and monuments are here for Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and Ben Franklin's parents, among others. This was a great stop. Also, joke of the day went to our tour guide who said the bar across the street was the only place in the world you could "enjoy a cold Samuel Adams and look at cold Samuel Adams" at the same time.

Visited August 2012
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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“If Jimmy is at the gate borrow the offered guide notes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We went here as part of the freedom trail and didn't expect to spend long looking round. At the entrance gate a guy named Jimmy offered us a guide, saying 'just return it when you are finished, donations are appreciated but not expected'. We were a bit reluctant to take it, not knowing what to expect, but we did and what a difference it made, especially as being English our knowledge of the people and their contribution to the Revolution is not deep. Many of the major figures are buried here and there is a great sense of history. Some form of background information is essential to fully appreciate this site.

The trees and grass give a wonderful calm atmosphere despite the crowds.

The guide we borrowed gives you a walk around the graveyard, with photographs, pointing out all the major burials with a good half a page of information on each. Plus there are little snippets on less well known burials. We ended up spending probably 45 minutes going round when we expect to spend 15 minutes. We were so pleased with the guide that when we returned it we gave a small donation of $5 and we were given the website address containing all the material for the guide so that we could refer to it later.

Visited June 2013
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“Very Interesting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We were greeted at the gate by a gentleman who gave us historical information to take into the cemetery. We took the self-guided tour and it was very interesting and informative. The headstones were unique and amazingly in pretty good shape.

Visited June 2013
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