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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  • Historic, old, ancient and Part of the local character. Few cities have cemeteries remaining along the streets and pathways. Most have relocated the remains in their midst. Adds to the visit to the Pa...  more »
  • This is a must...graves of 3 signers of the Declaration, Mother Goose, Freanklins parents, a Paul Revere.  more »
  • This graveyard is part of the Freedom Trail. Paul Revere and Samuel Adams are buried here. Get one of the Freedom Trail books as they have a map that points out the famous people in the graveyard. The...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very neat excursion to see the headstones of the patriots that conspired for the Independence of this country.
  • 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!
  • Nice burial ground in heart of the city. Cool tombstones and there were tulips in the spring.

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