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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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  • What do Paul Revere, Sam Adams, James Otis, John Hancock and all the victims of the Boston massacre have in common? They are all buried in a very small somber graveyard in downtown Boston. This very i...  more »
  • This sacred place didn't seem to be receiving the best care. However, while in Boston, we learned that there is a fund that is raising money for its benefit, restoration, and upkeep. The burial ground...  more »
  • A very old cemetery smack in the middle of the city. A must see for history buffs and cemetery lovers.. Very informative signs about Boston history.  more »
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  • It's easy to walk right past this great find along the Freedom Trail. Inside the cemetery is where both Paul Revere and Samuel Adams are buried. It's pretty quiet here as I think a lot of people miss it.
  • People are saying it's underwhelming, but it's worth it none the less. Some notables buried here: John Hancock, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, Ben Franklin's parents, and Mother Goose. The gravestones are interesting to look at in general, even for the everyday citizens we don't remember, because of the details on them. Also, there's one gravestone near the Franklin Obelisk, looks like it's made of onyx, which makes it stand out because of color and since it hasn't deteriorated like most of the stone tablets.
  • It's a great place to see the historical figures of Boston. The cemetery is small but nice. Some monuments of John Hancock or Benjamin Franklin are worth to see. The only negative point is the noise from traffic. The cemetery is close to a busy road.
  • Many of our countries finest are here! Learned quite a bit from here looking atvthe different grave stones!
  • It's a cemetery. There are graves of famous people (poorly preserved and the most famous of which is arguably Paul Revere) and the oldest stone in Boston. More can be done with tech to make this a better tour.