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Granary Burying Ground

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Tremont Street, (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-635-7389
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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
+1 617-635-7389
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So much history in this area, so don't miss this old cemetery! It's hard to believe that that over two hundred years ago, a lot of people buried here helped shape our country and write the policies that we live with today! Paul Revere and...More

Thank cold1za
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the largest of the three cemeteries on the Freedom Trail. There are also more notable names buried here than in the other two. The remains of Sam Adams, Paul Revere, Peter Faneuil, John Hancock, Boston Massacre victims, and Benjamin Franklin's parents are interred...More

Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Granary Burying Ground should not be missed! Inside its beautiful iron gates are the final resting places of Paul Revere, John Hancock, Sam Adams (brewer and signer of the Declaration of Independence), the author of the Mother Goose tales, and the parents of Benjamin...More

Thank tbooth42
Reviewed 1 week ago

While exploring Boston on foot, discovered the Burial Ground at a time when there was a "Colonial" presenter sharing interesting facts about the burial ground. Fascinating!

Thank 1968NamVet
Reviewed 1 week ago

A part of the Freedom Trail, this burying ground holds John Hancock, Sam Adams, Paul Revere and the victim of the Boston Massacre. It's eerily historic and interesting to walk around here but it can get crazy crowded in summer.

Thank MichiganMom71
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told this is a must see for historical reasons and it was nice but would be better on a weekday no where near a holiday. We got to see Paul Revere and Ben Franklin grave stones, but not much else. Too many people...More

1  Thank Aliengirl702
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently we visited the Granary Burying Ground. It really is an interesting place but not suited to young children. I'd like to visit it when I have more time to actually look around and see who is buried there.

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I visited while it was lightly raining. A great time to go, as there weren't a ton of people around. Certainly interesting.

Thank jtompiech
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though tiny, the Granary Burial Ground is, by some Revolutionary War historians standards, THE most famous burial ground in the United States of America. Why? Well, we might not have the "USA" if not for some of the colonists buried here. Sam Adams, the "Father...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Graveyards are always one of my favorite places to visit, especially in historic places like Boston. They shine a light on the priorities and beliefs of a people during a specific point in time. In the case of the Granary Burying Ground, they also contain...More

Thank TheKathrynAnn
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Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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June 13, 2017|
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Response from DofDenver | Reviewed this property |
You are only allowed to walk along the outside edges of the rows, not between them and rubbings aren't allowed at any of the cemeteries in town. There are some really cool stones though.
Melissa F
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Gus H | Reviewed this property |
Re: Rubbings...I do not personally know. That said, a half dozen or so people were walking with what looked like an information sheet to help them identify gravesites. There are a few benches within the cemetary; none that... More
Vanessa F
February 19, 2017|
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Response from Lisa P | Reviewed this property |
I'm not actually sure either but I'm sure if you go to a visitor center, they can tell you. I saw this a little late, so you've probably already figured it out. I'm so sorry.