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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Granary Burying Ground by using our Boston road trip site .
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  • A short walk from the Omni Parker House in downtown Boston. January probably isn’t the best time for sightseeing in Boston but here I am. Was disappointed when I arrived at the site as it was not acce...  more »
  • Burial ground of Paul Revere, John Hancock etc. Very atmospheric, especially in the snow. Amazing engravings on the tombstones.  more »
  • What an experience walking through the Granary. I was a bit skeptical because it is a graveyard after all but I couldn't resist the lure of such history.  more »
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  • Fourth stop during our self-guided walking tour, just steps from the last stop, Park Street Church. So nice that they preserved this instead of moving it to a different location as the city expanded and modernized. There's more than 2,000 graves, including those of prominent Bostonians like Paul Revere. We stayed for 20 minutes.
  • Great history is buried here. It is a must see for anyone who visits Boston and enjoys history. I recommended reading up on it before you go or take the Freedom Trail tour to make sure you hit the highlights.
  • It was a nice experience walking through this old cemetery and seeing all of the famous people buried here. It’s hard to wrap my head around the length of time they’ve been there and how old the graves are. It’s something that should be checked or when visiting Boston at least once. I walked by this place many times but on my last visit I realized what it was and I had to go in.
  • If you like history, this is definitely worth a few visits. The stones are well preserved, partly because you're not allowed to walk everywhere around them. The artwork on them is informative and not like the generic stones of today.
  • Great preservation of this cemetery! It also offers enough information about the place and whose lie in there

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