Copp's Hill Burying Ground
Copp's Hill Burying Ground
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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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Neighborhood: North End
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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  • North Station • 7 min walk
  • Haymarket • 8 min walk
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Kelli
Keller, TX1,356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We wandered around the grounds here after breakfast, while waiting on the other stops along the freedom trail in the north end to open. It was cool to see how old some of the headstones were and learn about how people lived and died in the area. It’s quite a picturesque part of the city as well.
Written October 25, 2022
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kay-cee-1138
Houston, TX487 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Copp's Hill is the last stop on the Freedom Trail before heading north over the river to Charleston. Being away from the bustle of downtown, this cemetery seemed a bit more dignified and peaceful than some of the others earlier on the Trail, even as many of the old headstones are heavily weathered and tilted.
While there, look toward the north and, foliage permitting, you'll be able to see the USS Constitution and USS Cassin Young about a third of a mile away, across the river at the Navy Yard.
Written October 23, 2022
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
While not as famous as the Granary Burial Ground, I found this cemetery to be a nicer place to visit. The lack of crowds and school kids running amok made this more of a solemn experience versus a tourist trap.

I found the headstones were also a lot more ornate and intricate in design showing the craftsmanship of the stone carvers from the revolutionary period.
Written May 31, 2019
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Finishing up on a genealogical search for my g-g-g-grandfather, Isaac Dupee, I located his burying place as Copp's Hill Burying Ground. Isaac Dupee built the largest, most elaborate monument in the park in 1846 and was buried there is 1850. Isaac inherited the land from his g-g-grandfather, Walter Goodridge who purchased the lot in 1772. I am trying to find our who else may be buried in this site.

The web sites on the historic burying grounds are well depicted, but it would be helpful if there were some notice of where one might locate a list of people buried in these graveyards/cemeteries.
Written January 21, 2002
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wslin86
Oviedo, FL207 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Beautiful, historic, convenient and cheap - what more can you ask for? This really is a necessary stop if you are doing anything historical in Boston.
Written June 3, 2021
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widtfs
Pottsville, PA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
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 the notable burial sites there. I took my time and got in touch with the historical vibe of this special place.
Written June 1, 2016
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Lisa W
Wichita Falls, TX1,107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
I love old cemeteries, and this was no exception, but I really loved the interesting history behind this one. It's a Freedom Trail stop and definitely a must see.
Written December 29, 2019
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CMelam
Eugene, OR297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is more than just an old cemetery. There are signs throughout with details about who is buried here and all that happened on this small hill 300-400 years ago. You can learn about Boston’s history with slavery and how images on the headstones evolved. They’ve done a great job providing historical context that’s informative and fascinating. So much more than just looking at old headstones.
Written November 11, 2019
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Morgan H
Houston, TX85 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
As a heads up, I attempted to visit in August 2017. Website says the site is open 9am-4pm. When we arrived at 9:30am, Old North Church told us that National Parks service is frequently late in opening cemetery. When we called at 10am, we were told you must contact National Parks Service at least 14 hours in advance of visiting site. They claimed it was listed on their site, but to this day, I am yet to see this. Old North Church staff agreed, this was not a policy they were aware of either. Just a heads up in case you are set on visiting site, plan ahead!
Written September 1, 2017
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Jennifer F
Boston57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015
I live in the neighborhood... and often see people that were not aware the cemetery closes at sundown. So be sure to build that into your plan for the day.

When you do come here, take the time to walk around and look at those small details like really old gravestones.

If you have time, do a little research on what the symbols on the stones mean. That was pretty interesting for me.

Also! This place looks the best in the spring time. They have rows of daffodils that go up and down several rows.
Written October 23, 2015
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