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Copp's Hill Burying Ground

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Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston, MA 02118
+1 617-635-4505
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In preparation for the Battle of Bunker Hill, British soldiers used Copp's Hill gravestones for target practice.
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Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston, MA 02118
North End
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"buried here"
in 17 reviews
"historic cemetery"
in 7 reviews
"target practice"
in 6 reviews
"freedom trail"
in 48 reviews
"unmarked graves"
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"african americans"
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"grave stones"
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"prince hall"
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"the salem witch trials"
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"short stop"
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"the north end"
in 10 reviews
"colonial era"
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"worth a stop"
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"lots of history"
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"american history"
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"boston area"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this old cemetery provides not only the history of the grave markers, but the signage provides some interesting insights into the beginning of Boston.

Thank T P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rich history in a small beautiful graveyard. I really enjoyed reading the plaques here in Copp's Hill Burying Ground. They provide both a history of events and an explanation of what you see around yourself. Plus, bonus fun facts! For example, gravestones were often reused,...More

Thank Justin G
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Well worth a look at some quirky old headstones in this burying ground. It is free to look around and it is on the freedom trail. There are some notable old residents buried here too.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Make sure to stop in and take a stroll. Very old cemetery with a lot of history. A location for target practice for the British, just located at top of the hill by the Old North Church. Follow those red bricks.

Thank Pauline P
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Spent about 15 minutes wondering around this quaint cemetery. The place is small but very peaceful. So much history there ave the second oldest cemetery in Boston.

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Copp's Hill Burying Ground is certainly worth the stop when Walking The Freedom Trail. It was originally named "North Burying Ground", and was the city's second cemetery. It contains more than 1200 marked graves, including the remains of various notable Bostonians from the colonial era...More

Thank Fred M
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

This cemetery probably has the oldest graves in the city (1661) and is not visited as much as Granary is. I happened to go by it on my last day in Boston so I took the time to look around. There are a few signs...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

This Cemetery is on the Freedom Trail, though not counted as the stop. We were walking behind a tourist group BV who stopped here, so did we !! This is a 17th Century burying ground. Apparently, many prominent Bostonians who were part of the Freedom...More

Thank YatriForever
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

On the freedom trail on the top of the hill. Worth walking up the steps to take a look around. The tombstones are short and thin, but can easily be read. Some plaques are available in the cemetery that provide historical data. Quick and easy...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

It is interesting story to understand how they " rebuild" this site; the stone yards are randomly put in. You can see this place from the side walk and I'm not sure is the most interesting place to visit in downtown Boston.

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