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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  • This was very interesting to me to kind of honor all these who died for our freedom. Buried here are Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, just to name a couple.  more »
  • Enjoyed walking around and reading tombstones. Go prepared to know where some of the famous graves are at. A must do.  more »
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  • Historic cemetery including the graves of Paul Revere and Samuel Adams. Walking tours led by costumed docents include this. Some of them are very good. Coins are traditionally placed on Revere's marker. Monuments to Ben Franklin and John Hancock are also here along with several other interesting markers. Well worth a visit.
  • The Granary Burying Ground dates to 1660 and is one of the most important historical cemeteries in Boston. Open from 9am to 5pm and located Tremont Street, near the northeast end of the Boston Common. This is the most interesting of the three cemetery attractions included on the Freedom Trail. There are important historical figures including John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Paul Revere as well as the five victims of the Boston Massacre. You can also see a obelisk monument marking the location of Benjamin Franklin's parents resting place. You can stop by the Granary Burying Ground and conveniently see the important headstones and monuments in 10-15 minutes before being on your way to other sightseeing stops on the Freedom Trail. Note: If short on time, this is the burying ground that we'd choose to visit first over that of the King's Chapel and Copp's Hill cemeteries.
  • Probably most popular spot on the Freedom trail and it should be. Very historical location with free, invigorating, and informative tours. Even if you aren't walking the freedom trail, stop in here and take part in the tour.
  • Who knew a graveyard could be so entertaining?? Our tour guide was phenomenal pointing out all the graves and giving info on the people buried in Granary. There is a LOT of history here and a quick walk through will bring back lots of memories from history class.
  • Wow! So many famous people from history are buried here. There was a gentleman sitting at the front that had created his own maps and let's you borrow them. Very helpful.

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