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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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Tremont Street, (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of our stops on our self guided Freedom Trail tour. It was a perfect day for a graveyard visit, rainy, overcast, and misty. The reason I gave this four stars is not because of the notoriety of the people who are buried...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really found this interesting with many of the Key figures in America's History laid to rest here. Well kept and in keeping with the historical value of Boston.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many famous people buried here including Paul Revere, John Hancock & Samuel Adams. This is a burial ground worth exploring and learning about. It is at the beginning of the Freedom Trail close to The Park Street Church.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just one of many grave sites in Boston. I loved the slate tombstones. Some were hard to read but still magnificent to look at. This was one stop of the guided freedom trail walking tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank STLtown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many famous headstones to see right in the city. We walked through just viewing the gravestones. We did not know that Mother Goose author was there too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 321Jackie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was right across the street from our hotel (Kimpton Nine Zero) and worth the visit. Paul Revere is buried here along with Ben Franklin's parents (among other great historical figures). Take time to read the grave markers.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting, small cemetery with graves dating back to the 1700s. This is a small burial ground located on Tremont.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mlkane
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The second stop on our Freedom Trail tour. Still cant believe the history that we take for granted in this wonderful Country. the guide was super knowledgeable and really made us feel like we were living in the era.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cannonater
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest Cemetarysin Boston. It was founded in 1660 and is located on Tremont street when walking the Freedom Trail

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Virg4422
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Take a moment to stroll over and take in the history under the shade of the cemetery. It's amazing to stand next to the men who helped form our nation.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sunseekergirl77
4 March 2018|
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Response from Jamie W | Reviewed this property |
It takes maybe 30 good minutes to walk and read the headstones.
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bestteachermom
13 June 2017|
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Response from 337deec | Reviewed this property |
No absolutely no grave rubbing you are not even allowed to walk thru the stones you walk around the paved path, You still can see them all so no worries, worth the trip you won't be sorry.
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Melissa F
30 May 2017|
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Response from lou1776 | Reviewed this property |
There isn't an index at the burying ground but you can use the historic burying grounds website to locate specific individuals. There are no benches from my recollection but it isn't a large burying ground.
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