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Address: Tremont Street, (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: +1 617-635-7389
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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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A historic must see

It would be so easy to walk pass this burial ground and dismiss it, although it is on the Freedom Trail. Anyone who does will miss out on an important piece of American history... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It would be so easy to walk pass this burial ground and dismiss it, although it is on the Freedom Trail. Anyone who does will miss out on an important piece of American history with many so many people laid to rest and memorials here. When we visited there was a guy outside the Ground who was loaning information booklets,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see along the Freedom Trail. Lots of photo ops and tons of history. I found the tombstones, alone, to be very interesting, let alone the amazing historic figures buried here. There is a guide available online, for purchase and/or for donation at the entrance (if the gentleman is present). I recommend a guide of some sort,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Boston, definitely walk the Freedom Trail and visit the Granary Burying Ground. Free to enter. The cemetery marks the final resting place of well-known patriots and Colonial Boston natives including Sam Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock--just to name a few. Informative signs available to read on site; guided tours offered for further information.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery is really worth a visit for anyone who's interested in history, especially American revolutionary history. Paul Revere and Samuel Adams are both buried here, so check out their graves. This cemetery is otherwise very unassuming, so you know it's here by the tourists. Despite the crowds, it offers a calm, reflective space where you can enjoy the history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history here and in particular Paul Revere and Sam Adams are buried here as well as the victims of the Boston Massacre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many historic patriots buried here. Sam Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock, and more. The people were buried on top of each other, and this cemetery had a lot of people located in its grounds. They eventually passed a law on burial grounds! There are 2,345 gravestones, but it's estimated that 5,000 people are buried here. Plus, the gravestones were placed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love history, especially colonial American and Revolutionary War period this is a must visit. Paul Revere, Sam Adams and John Hancock are all laid to rest here. It's well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Granary Burying Ground (Graveyard) is one of the oldest Cemeteries in Boston (Kings Chapel Burying Ground being the other) and now is the final home of some of the original rebels who helped in the development of the American Revolution. Here resides Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams; all names well known and synonymous in American History, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is old; 1660! The famous patriotic Paul Revere was laid to rest here among other historic names like Samuel Adams; signer of the Declaration of Independence, John Smibert; a great painter, Benjamin Franklin’s parents, Peter Faneuil, Captain Edward Blake, Robert Treat Paine, John Phillips; first mayor of Boston and the victims of the Boston massacre that occurred on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking to touch history-visit here. You'll see the names of famous people and it brings history to life. Whether you want to spend an hour or just 15 minutes this is a must-see stop on the Freedom Trail.

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