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Granary Burying Ground

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Address: Tremont Street, (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108
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The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John...

The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams, is also the final resting place for Mother Goose.

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Patriots Resting

Along the Freedom Trail and just a 1/2 block from Boston Commons is the final resting place for many well-known historical patriots. There were volunteers at the gate entrance... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Along the Freedom Trail and just a 1/2 block from Boston Commons is the final resting place for many well-known historical patriots. There were volunteers at the gate entrance, on Tremont Street, that had a directory of graves which aided in locating those that we wanted to visit. Very busy place!

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it's just a burying ground. Take the time to read some of the plaques and check out the names on the stones. Everybody has to end up somewhere and this is where a lot of famous people ended up. Lots of interesting stuff on the carving on the stones, for example. Definitely a must-do when you are on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Granary Burying Ground is a definite "must see" while you're in Boston. It's a stop on the Freedom Trail, its the oldest cemetery in Boston and it is filled with history. Seeing the graves of Paul Revere, Sam Adams and John Hancock was really cool. For me, it sort of brings history to life. Reading someone's name in a history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see for anyone visiting Boston for the history. Several patriots from the revolution including Paul Revere, victims from the Boston Massacre, and three signatories from the Declaration of Independance are all buried here. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the Freedom Trail, this cemetery contains some very very old headstones. So old, the engraved names have long since eroded away. Amazing to see the grave of Paul Revere (dwarfed by the monument next to it!), but so much history in this place!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, there are a lot of Boston Founding Fatthers buried here. But we had not heard of most of them. There are some helpful plaques.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Granary Burying Ground exudes history, containing the rest in places of Sam Adams, Paul Revere and John Hancock, to name but a few. Whilst not one to view Graveyards, the Granary is a fantastic historical site just off the Freedom Trial - a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth taking a look at to see most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were buried at this burial ground.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a history buff go and pay your respects to revolutionary greats like Sam Addams, John Hancock and Paul Revere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love historical cemeteries because they contain so much ... history. The Granary is the third oldest cemetery in Boston (established in 1660), and the graves of John Hancock, Paul Revere and Samuel Adams are located here. It is just amazing to me to walk the paths and reflect upon the lives of the people buried here. Although Franklin himself... More 

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