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The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams, is also the final resting place for Mother Goose.
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Tremont Street, (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So many famous people here! Paul Revere, Sam Adams, and don't forget Mother Goose! Walk carefully if the pavement is wet. Can get crowded when tours come in.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The important sites are well marked. This is one of the stops you can spend as much or as little time as you like. Supposed relative of "Mother Goose" buried here. :)

Thank AnneMarie E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Burying Ground and heard all the history of who was buried there and different stories of the area. Love the history and story telling.

Thank A D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is great historical place to visit. It does get crowded and there are a lot of tours constantly going through the grave yard.

Thank Traveler87900
Reviewed 1 week ago

To get the best from a visit, hook up with a guided tour of the Freedom Trail to hear about the history. Night time tours are also available for those not of a nervous disposition!

Thank SarahB1957
Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical old cemetary. Had notable historical people buried there, which made it notable. It is on the Freedom Trail.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a fan of history or old cemeteries, you have to visit the Granary Burying Grounds. This cemetery has over 2,000 people buried in it and dates back into the 1600's. Many of the headstones are not legible, but the feeling you get...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful spot to see the graves of some famous figures and families in the revolutionary war. Easy to wander around and well maintained

Thank AbbyRL
Reviewed 1 week ago

my cousin knew the fascinating places to take us in Boston. i loved seeing the graves of Paul Revere, John Hancock, Samuel Adams but my favorite was Mother Goose. i had no idea her real name was Goose!

Thank Anita C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this late in the day and were glad we did. It was not crowded and we were able to view several names that are a part of history. The gates are open at 9 am and closed at 5 pm.

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Sunseekergirl77
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Jamie W | Reviewed this property |
It takes maybe 30 good minutes to walk and read the headstones.
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bestteachermom
June 13, 2017|
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Response from 337deec | Reviewed this property |
No absolutely no grave rubbing you are not even allowed to walk thru the stones you walk around the paved path, You still can see them all so no worries, worth the trip you won't be sorry.
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Melissa F
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Lou L | Reviewed this property |
There isn't an index at the burying ground but you can use the historic burying grounds website to locate specific individuals. There are no benches from my recollection but it isn't a large burying ground.
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