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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  • the most famous and ancient city cemetery, built between tall buildings, where they are buried famous signers of the Declaration of independence as Revere, Otis, Faneuil or parents of Franklin. Old gray tombstones, continuous destination of pilgrimages by schoolchildren
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  • The Granary is one of the earliest grave sites in America that is easily accessible and very early on the Freedom Trail. Graves of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin and his wife, and other...  more »
  • This burial ground is deep within Boston's past. It is close by to all in downtown Boston. A must see along the way.  more »
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  • The Granary is one of the earliest grave sites in America that is easily accessible and very early on the Freedom Trail. Graves of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin and his wife, and other key figures in the early formation of the country are interred here. For someone interested in history, it is a whos-who from the early days. It is interesting to see the various headstones and monuments with the adornments. As you walk through you get a good feel for the people who lived in Boston in the very early days. There was a gentleman at the front of the burial ground handing out folders of information to use as you walk through the paths, but he is not affiliated with the city or national parks.
  • 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.
  • Worth wandering into if you're passing from the Common to Faneuil Hall. This small cemetery marked the edge of Boston, so quite a few Revolutionary War people are buried here including Samuel Adams (directly across from a bar advertising Samuel Adams beer) and Paul Revere. The large Franklin monument is not for Benjamin, but for his parents.
  • 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.

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