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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: +1 617-635-4505

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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This was the 3rd stop on the graveyards so we didn't feel like walking it as much so we just looked in.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 21, 2016
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the extra steps on the Freedom Trail. Very moving and lots of history on the information boards.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Worth a vist as the signboards are excellent giving a lot of the history. On the Freedom trail. Oldest cemetery

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This is just another graveyard. However, if you like history there is something to learn at each of the different graveyards scattered around the city.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This largest burying ground in Boston is located on the Freedom Trail in the North End and next to the Old North Church. It is named after a shoe maker...William Copp and has existed since 1659. The Sexton who hung the lantern on the night of Paul Revers ride is buried there. Also people associated with the Salem Witch Trials.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This was the 3rd stop on the graveyards so we didn't feel like walking it as much so we just looked in.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Very interesting stop along the way with very old tombstones and tombs of early residents of Boston. Most interesting is the arrangement of the tombstones and the decoration: skull and cross bones, skull with wings, willow trees and primitive looking winged angels. Due to the passage of time, many of the tombstones are topsy turvy in arrangement. You still can... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I don't think anyone notable is buried here. Sam Adams is NOT here, unlike a few reviews I've seen. He is at Granary Burying Ground. This is a small roadside burial site. I almost missed it, honestly, because as you're walking along the Freedom Trail, there are concrete steps to walk up to it, so it's not at eye-level from... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We walked from our hotel to here so parking was not a problem for us. The place was interesting. The markers had dates and it was like going back in time and learning history. I was disappointed by some tourists with children who acted as if this were a playground. Most of the those who were buried here were born... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I took my kid ages 15, 12, 10 & 6 to Boston for a few days while on a longer road trip. We stopped at the graveyard while walking the Freedom Trail. Lots of very famous people to American History are buried here. It is a graveyard, so respect and reverence should be practiced.

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

The who's who in this graveyard is remarkable! Paul Revere, Sam Adams and James Otis-wow! Guided tours available as well as info pamphlet provided by a young entrepreneur for a donation.

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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.
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