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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 4 days ago

Lots of grave stones from the 1600's, I don't know, I just get into this stuff! Many of the grave markers have "Death's Head" artwork on them, a skull with wings and crossed bones, symbolizing time flying, or however you want to interpret this creepy...More

Thank Steveage
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very intriguing to see all these greats buried in one graveyard. James Otis, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Victims of the Boston Massacre, John Hancock and Ben Frankin's family memorial. We went on the tour as part of the Freedom tour with the GO BOSTON PASS....More

Thank MLFrazie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Many revolutionary figures are buried at this cemetery., just a around the corner form the Park Street Station on Boston Common. Part of the Freedom Trail. If you are interested in Revolutionary Boston, this is a must see.

Thank KL1437
Reviewed 1 week ago

It helps to have a guide or know what you're looking for here. The graves of Mother Goose, Paul Revere, Sam Adams, Robert Treat Paine, and victims of the Boston Massacre, as well as the family of Benjamin Franklin are located here.

Thank JadeKatCos
Reviewed 1 week ago

buried here is crisps atticus, african american, and the first casualty of the american revolution. Also, sam adams, paul revere, john hancock along with other signers of the declaration of independence are buried here. Always, but especially in this current political climate, it is important...More

Thank robin d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Granary Burial Ground is a stop along the Freedom Trail. Most tours do make a stop here so it can get pretty busy. There is a man at the entrance handing out guide books which is nice. Three signers of the Declaration of Independence...More

Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a good stop on the tour. To see the graves of such famous Americans was a treat. The cemetery was well kept up. You can just grab on to a tour and hear the stories without having to be apart of one.

Thank alanr992016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The legendary rebel rouser Samuel Adams is interred here, alongside the great merchant John Hancock and goldsmith Paul Revere. This site is a main stop of the Freedom Walking Tour, so if you do that tour you'll get the full explanation of what each of...More

1  Thank nuwandabob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where else can you possible go to see John Hancock's grave, Ben Franklin's parents memorial or tombstones in the surrounding building foundations??? A stop along the Freedom Trail.

Thank LynchburgCouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its worth spending a quiet time wandering around this historic site. Many graves of important US figures, and well presented story boards.

Thank stationmastershouse
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
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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Can you do gravestone rubbings? My hubby is a HUGE fan of Adams and I know this would be an awesome keepsake to be framed when we return home!
14 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
Is there an index and plot map for locating individuals buried there? I have many ancestors buried there and am limited in my walking. Are there benches for resting?
30 May 2017|
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Response from Gus H | Reviewed this property |
Re: Rubbings...I do not personally know. That said, a half dozen or so people were walking with what looked like an information sheet to help them identify gravesites. There are a few benches within the cemetary; none that... More
Vanessa F
What time of day do they allow visitors to walk through the graveyard? We walked by this morning around 10:30 and the gates were closed.
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.