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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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So much history!

Great experience visiting the well kept Granary Burying ground. So many historical figures buried here including Samuel Adams and Paul Revere. Also commemorates the Boston... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience visiting the well kept Granary Burying ground. So many historical figures buried here including Samuel Adams and Paul Revere. Also commemorates the Boston Massacre with a grave stone. One of the best stops on the freedom trail!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Final resting place for Patriots Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Robert Treat Paine, Paul Revere, the fallen of the Boston Massacre and much more. This is a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on a tour with the Histrionic Academy tour guide and it is a VERY interesting place to say the least!!! There is a lot of history of the beginnings of North America in this cemetery. You can see the graves of Paul Revere, the Patriot lawyer of the Revolution James Otis, three signers (out of the 56) of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a cemetery enthusiast (in a non-creepy way), I was in awe of the condition of the grave markers and the grounds. With hundreds of visitors daily, it is unexpected that a burial ground this old would be so well preserved. You can read many of the headstones, and the unique skull and cross bones on the top of many... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see for any history buff. The Granary Burying Gound is home to the graves of many of the patriots including Ben Franklin's parents, John Hancock and Samuel Addams. It is about 100 yards from the Park Street T stop

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A cool cemetery dating from the 1600s including the graves of several notable historical figures including Paul Revere, Samuel Adam and Ben Franklin's relatives. We were staying nearby and decided to pop in and spend 30 minutes poking around. We were surprised to find the famous resting places in such a quiet unassuming spot. Since it was January the grounds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I don't know that we would have made a special trip to visit this cemetery but it was a great stop on our Freedom Trail tour. There are so many famous people buried here so it makes for a great history lesson.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This cemetery dating from the 1700s holds Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Mother Goose, and many more notable people in our nation's history. It is very well kept and well marked with information and paths. Truly a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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