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Granary Burying Ground

Tremont Street, (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-635-7389
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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
+1 617-635-7389
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Reviewed yesterday

Read up on the tenants of the burying ground before you go. It can get busy and reading the tombstones can be a challenge if you are trying to see anyone's grave in particular. Try to stop and take in the history and emotion of...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed yesterday

From what we learned this is the second oldest cemetery in Boston but had many of the important Revolutionary figures from that era.John Hancock,John Adams,Paul Revere,Sam Adams and a number of others.Awesome place!

Thank Gregg W
Reviewed yesterday

Looking around grave yards always gives you a real touch of the history of an area. I learn that the small, what I thought were small childrens headstones, were in actual fact foot stones, so the grave looked like a headborad and a footboard of...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Random guy handing out little folders of info. He really is doing it for free but you can slip a donation into his pocket in the folder. His info was way more helpful than the signs in the burying ground. This was really interesting, the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

There are many famous historical people buried there. It's a small cemetery right off the freedom tail.

Thank Wanda C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at the Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel on Tremont. Walk out the door and across the street and there you will see a most amazing burial ground. The parents of Benjamin Franklin are buried there under a beautiful Obelisk and other pillars of history...More

Thank rubyslippers59
Reviewed 5 days ago

Standing in a place where our forefather are laid to rest has a somber effect on you. Cemeteries tell a story all their own, but this one especially has a lot to say.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

You can learn so much from looking at old cemeteries, and this one does not disappoint. It's so peaceful walking through this historic downtown cemetery.

Thank Yara T R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked along the Freedom Trail and stopped here. There are a couple of info boards inside, and we got to borrow a free (plus tip) guide booklet from a guy offering them right outside. The booklet was great. Inside, we found the grave sites...More

Thank Travel D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting place a short walk from Faneuil Hall. Paul Revere, Sam Adams, Mother Goose all are buried here. A piece of history. Short walk, a must see.

Thank C M
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
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one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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13 June 2017|
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Response from DofDenver | Reviewed this property |
You are only allowed to walk along the outside edges of the rows, not between them and rubbings aren't allowed at any of the cemeteries in town. There are some really cool stones though.
Melissa F
30 May 2017|
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Response from Lou L | 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.
Vanessa F
20 February 2017|
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Response from Lisa P | Reviewed this property |
I'm not actually sure either but I'm sure if you go to a visitor center, they can tell you. I saw this a little late, so you've probably already figured it out. I'm so sorry.