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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You can tour this cemetery on your own or if you sign up for the the freedom tour or the ghost tour, you will stop by here. It is fascinating! The history lesson is so informative and eye opening. It.... more
You can tour this cemetery on your own or if you sign up for the the freedom tour or the ghost tour, you will stop by here. It is fascinating! The history lesson is so informative and eye opening. It.... more »
This is part of the Freedom Trail, and our family was on a walking tour. When you get here, you'll be mostly under the shade of old trees. It's smaller than I expected, but very pleased to have...
This is part of the Freedom Trail, and our family was on a walking tour. When you get here, you'll be mostly under the shade of old trees. It's smaller than I expected, but very pleased to have... more »
Shortly after the start of the Freedom Trail, around the corner from the Park street Church you'll find this small, but nice and historic cemetery. While the Church was closed, the entrance to the graveyard was open, and it's free. It's a final resting place for Sam Adams, Paul Revere and other important figures from the Revolutionary war.
So much history here. A wow place. Names that you see in history books. To know that this is their final resting place is amazing. Take your time and just enjoy it. I went on a winter day and there was a good crowd so I can only imagine what it’s like in the summer. It’s an easy walk from Boston common so no reason you can’t visit if your in town.
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