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“Don't go when it's snowing”

Granary Burying Ground
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Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
Ranked #27 of 392 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams, is also the final resting place for Mother Goose.
Sacramento
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“Don't go when it's snowing”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

A truly historic experience should not be wasted in bad weather. Having grown up in Boston over 45 years ago, I walked by the burial grounds as a kid without a thought. My revisit in November, 2012, was gave me chills, literally and figuratively. Cold and snow is not a time to walk the grounds. Locating graves and reading tombstones is neigh impossible. Don't spend more than 20 minutes there unless you are a historian.

Visited November 2012
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“Fascinating location with legendary names”
Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

It's a early stop on the freedom trail and the graveyard contain the tombs and graves of some legendary figures in US history although its a shame that some of the inscriptions are wearing off and that they look unkempt.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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“The Granary Burial Ground”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

It is amazing with the grave sites of historical people such as Thomas Jefferson. Grave rubbers enjoy obtaining rubbings of the art work on several gravestones. The cemetary has frequent tours and it's share of supernatural stories passed on through the years.

Visited December 2011
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“The Dead Still Whisper”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

It may make me a weirdo, but I love cemeteries. And with a graveyard with this much history, it is a wonder to explore!

Visited December 2011
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Philadelphia
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“Really cool, gives you a great sense of early American history”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The first thing that struck me was the number of ornate and intact headstones that date well back into the 1600's. Many of these works of art bear striking symbolic designs in high relief, and one could easily snap hundreds of pictures here collecting enough unique pictures to fill a book.

Lots of famous names here including Franklin, Faneuil, Revere, and Hancock. Also, there was a guy at the entrance handing out free guides to use which was helpful in navigating the yard.

Visited November 2012
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