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“Neat to see but hard to read some of the stones”

Copp's Hill Burying Ground
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Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
Ranked #80 of 423 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: In preparation for the Battle of Bunker Hill, British soldiers used Copp's Hill gravestones for target practice.
Reviewed July 7, 2013

After seeing several of these cemeteries I was getting a little tired. But interesting to see some of the giants of the revaluation final resting spot.

Thank Kev521
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Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Some great beautiful gravestones sharing compelling stories of the old days. The stone with the musket ball marks was awesome.

Thank plushkanyc
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Copp's Hill Burying Ground is the final resting place of Americans from well before the Revolutionary War. To walk through this quiet, park like setting and read the inscriptions on the head stones is informative. Part of the Freedom Trail, but requires walking uphill to the cemetery.

Thank Chuck8700
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

This cemetery, which dates back to the early 1700's, is not home to any famous Bostonians, but is a fascinating place to visit to see the early settlers of the Boston area. The head stones all have interesting symbols on the top. We found it interesting to see the age of those that died. In the earlier graves, you can see that life must have been hard as so many died in their 30's and 40's. A quick trip from Boston's North End takes you to the cemetery. I think it's a don't miss place if you're looking for historical Boston.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Located on Hull Street in Boston's North End, this is the last stop on the Freedom Trail before it crosses the river into Charlestown. Founded 354 years ago, it’s one of Boston's oldest burial places. On all sides the city and its skyline crowd in on it. Buried at Copp's Hill are colonial era Bostonians such as Puritan minister, Cotton Mather, and many others. The grounds are well kept and paths easy to follow. At unexpected times the gates can be locked shut — so don’t be caught off-guard! Particularly in late Summer and Autumn, this sacred space is both picturesque and especially eerie — its winged angels of Death and Death’s skulls staring on slate markers sunken into the earth at odd angles. There are thousands of gravestones and hundreds of monuments to see here. Be sure to bring a camera — and don’t tread on any gravesites so as not to disturb their dead.

Thank mainemountainbear
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