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Copp's Hill Burying Ground

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Address: Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston, MA 02118
Phone Number: 617-635-4505
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In preparation for the Battle of Bunker Hill, British soldiers used Copp's...

In preparation for the Battle of Bunker Hill, British soldiers used Copp's Hill gravestones for target practice.

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Feel like you went back in time

This is such a great grave yard to visit. Parking can be tough in the North End, but worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a great grave yard to visit. Parking can be tough in the North End, but worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gravestones were so cool and all the signs highlighting the history made it that much better. It has beautiful surrounding homes as well.

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chicago, il
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here while walking along the Freedom Trail. Can see the narrowest house across the street from here. Interesting historical figures buried here - helpful to google them before you visit to get a better sense of the historical significance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

A burying ground from the founding of Boston that still remains along the trail. Very well kept and silent

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This burial ground is where the holder of the Old North Church Lanterns is buried. also the British had cannons here firing on Charlestown during the Battle of Bunker Hill. There are also a few stones that the British Soldiers used for target practice. It is also located next to the location of the Great Molasses Flood.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

After attending a Sunday service at the Old North Church, Copp's Hill Burying Ground is just a short stroll away. The British Army commandeered this site in order to lob shells onto the Bunker Hill area. A stroll around the graveyard reveals many still-legible gravestones from the 1660s and on. The modest cript of the Mather relatives is one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We did several cemeteries while in Boston. If you walk around and see the people buried here and google their names you get the historical aspect.

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

While walking along the Freedom Trail in Boston you run into this historic cemetery (it dates to 1659) in the North End. It is well kept, and an interesting place to spend some time wandering around, taking in the lives and deaths of some of the common folk (artisans, craftspeople, and merchants) of this era. While not as many famous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

You probably need to enjoy visiting old cemeteries to want to make this one of your final stops on the freedom Trail. It's amazingly old, though, for history buffs and cemetery buffs a like it is well worth the trip up the slight hill. The second oldest tombstone in the country is found here in Copp's Hill although it's rather... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

One of the three burial grounds on The Freedom Trail, Copp's Hill is a nice stop. With headstones dating back to the late 1600s it is a good place to reflect on American history. I do not recall as many notables from our past, but that does not mean these people are insignificant. Their stories also belong to the start... More 

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Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.