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Granary Burying Ground

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Address: Tremont Street, (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-635-7389

The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John...

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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Famous forefathers

This a very interesting stop on a walking tour, as many famous historical figures are interred here. You'll need a guide, either written or spoken, to really get the idea of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lynn O
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped by on the Freedom Trail and did a quick walk through. The old graves were neat, but I would have liked more signage. We couldn't find Paul Revere's grave. We also couldn't get to one of the graves because there was a tour group blocking it.

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Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This a very interesting stop on a walking tour, as many famous historical figures are interred here. You'll need a guide, either written or spoken, to really get the idea of the importance of many of them. Some of the markers are very worn, but it just adds to the historical character of this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cemetery is peaceful and conducive to wandering up and down each pathway. Many famous folks buried here including Ben Franklin. A man at the gate loaned us a notebook with a great deal of info - please return it to him when you leave. No entry fee.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A cemetery would typically not be on my "to-visit" list, but this one is absolutely fascinating. To see the headstones of historical figures that you read about in elementary school is mind blowing. From Sam Adams to Paul Revere, there are plenty of notable figures buried here. I would definitely recommend a solid 30-45 minutes to walk around and read... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sam adams is buried here. Paul Revere is also buried here. There is a bar across the street where you can drink a cold Sam Adams while you look at a cold Sam Adams.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are many significant people buried at the Granary Burying Ground. If you're a history buff, its definitely worth seeing. Many of the headstones have eroded but it only gives credence to the age of the place. We saw it as part of a tour so we couldn't stay too long. Be warned that many tours do walk through, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

John Hancock and Paul Revere are buried her! Need I say more!?! Wander through at your own pace. Many headstones are difficult to read but everything is all original!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had not visited the Granary Burying Ground on previous trips so I was really pleased I made the effort to do it this time.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a little gem in the heart of Boston. As a fan of cemeteries, we found this one charming and full of great history. Founding fathers, signers of the Declaration of Independence, and victims of the Revolution can all be found here.

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Waterbury, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is essentially a really old graveyard. I found it interesting to read the tombstones but many were so old that they were faded. There are lots of important people buried here, including who they believe was the real Mother Goose. Not sure children would appreciate this place. When we went, there was a man (from the public) outside... More 

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