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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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Ornate carvings in the headstones

Very interesting to see such ornate carvings in the headstones. Easy to walk around and discover the graves of such influential Americans. Easy to find on the Freedom Trail... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting to see such ornate carvings in the headstones. Easy to walk around and discover the graves of such influential Americans. Easy to find on the Freedom Trail. Easy markers to help guide yourself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Burial ground for many notable revolutionary war patriots. This was one of many interesting places to explore along the Freedom Trail.

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Parkland, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a stop on the Freedom Trail and it's really interesting! You're able to do a self-guided tour by reading the strategically placed signs giving you the history and information about the famous people buried here. The famous people include John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin's parents, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, James Otis and all 5 of the Boston massacre victims.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So exciting for history buffs to see the graves of such influential people in our country's history.

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Newtown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this stop on the Freedom Trail. It was very interesting to see some of the headstones and to see where so many American Patriots were buried. There was an attendant at the entrance that handed out guides to the cemetery (just to borrow for free) - take it! - it is very helpful. The only issue with... More 

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Osterville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Where else are you gonna see Mother Goose's grave while someone dressed in period clothing tells you the tales? Great place!

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being the burial place of Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and others, it is of course a very important historical site. I wish there was a more comprehensive or user-friendly directory of the grave sites, but our family found the most significant ones, just by hunting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but very interesting cemetary, nice to find among the tall new buildings of the city. There are some historically important figures buried here, if you can find their headstones. Many are obviously very old and cannot be read. A large headstone in the center has "Franklin" on it; a helpful guide explained it was not for Benjamin Franklin,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the 16 sites that make up the freedom trail. Here you will find the graves of Benjamin Franklins parents, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Robert Payne and Paul Revere. These are the key players of independence movement and some of the signatures to the Declaration of Independence. On Paul Reveres grave you will see copper dimes, left... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's loaded with historical people so it's a must see. It's funny no-one wants to go to a modern cemetery but an old one like this is #4 on the Freedom Trail walk. Oh well saw Paul Revere's Stone. Check it out!

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