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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

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 July 14, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 June 30, 2016 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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Solna, Sweden
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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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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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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.