Granary Burying Ground, Boston

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One of the oldest cemeteries in Boston, Granary Burying Ground is the final resting place of many important figures in American history. Founding fathers, patriots, and victims of the Boston Massacre lie here--making this an important stop on the Freedom Trail. Among the graves, you'll see the tombstones of three men who signed the Declaration of Independence: Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Robert Treat Paine. The cemetery includes 2,345 graves, but an estimated 5,000 people are buried here. In the center of the cemetery, a 7.6 m (25 ft) tall obelisk marks the tomb of Benjamin Franklin's parents. Using our world travel planner, Boston attractions like Granary Burying Ground can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Along the Freedom trail. A lot of people... a few panels informative, not transcendent...
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  • August 13, 2017
    If you are a history buff or enthusiast, dont miss this small gem. John Hancock, Paul Revere, and others. Its not just about paying respects to some of our founding fathers, the story behind these sto...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Staying at this cemetery one feels a real touch of history. It was impressive stop on the Freedom Trail.  more »
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  • May 18, 2017
    A small place bursting with history. A lot of freedom fighters are buried here. Walk around to find little details and read the epitaphs. It's an amazing and different experience.
  • February 13, 2017
    This hallowed site is the resting place for many famous founding fathers and Architect's of our fledgling nation. Worn smooth with age are the stone markers of legendary giants of politics, science and craftsmen beyond compare. One of the oldest burial grounds in Boston, it is part of the historic walking tour known as the Freedom Trail.
  • June 22, 2017
    Very neat excursion to see the headstones of the patriots that conspired for the Independence of this country.
  • April 15, 2017
    Creepy and cold this day in Boston but definitely funky to have this cemetery in the heart of town a skip from the Common. It is nice to pay homage to the pilgrims!
  • May 7, 2017
    Nice burial ground in heart of the city. Cool tombstones and there were tulips in the spring.

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