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Granary Burying Ground: Tours & Tickets

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The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams, is also the final resting place for Mother Goose.
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Tremont Street, (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108
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Reviewed yesterday

Several famous people are buried here, but there are many that are illegible. Benjamin Franklin's parents are the most prominent memorial in the park.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Resting site of numerous Boston notables and historic figures. Tours are available. Best to visit in the daytime (as opposed to night ghost tour) if you're looking for historic details.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pat D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Small but quite old [for the USA] - most of the headstones are quite worn, and it is near Boston common in the centre of the town but quite interesting

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MardenHR1
Reviewed 6 days ago

As an overview: Obelisks may (or may not) be actual burial markers, above-ground crypts may be staircases down, marker stones have been moved over time to make an orderly path route, 400 children lie in the Infants Tomb, Paul Revere is not under the obelisk...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a few famous Americans buried here such as Sam Adams, Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin's parents, and the victims of the Boston Massacre. These are interesting grave sites to see. If you are interested in the art of early grave stone engravings, then this...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way to another historic site, we were passing by the Granary Burying Ground and decided to go into this free historic area where we found the graves of Samuel Adams (now of beer fame) and Crispus Attucks, a black man fighting for freedom...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Suzannergy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the "map" from the local peddler at the gate opening to this cemetery. There were some key people (Samuel Adams, Peter Faneuil, Mother Goose (Mary) and a few other American Revolutionary figures. Most of the graves were deteriorated as could be expected being...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RitaC454
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked by and saw this as part of the freedom trail. Grave stones have many interesting carvings. Many historical figures buried here.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mike R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice to walk around. There was a Vet handing out free information about the biggies that were buried there. Very informative. Also if you have a guide book for the Freedom Trail - good info in there too.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank catherinedF3197SC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful piece of history. Should go with a tour guide to understand it better. you know whos buried there and such.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Sunseekergirl77
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Jamie W | Reviewed this property |
It takes maybe 30 good minutes to walk and read the headstones.
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bestteachermom
June 13, 2017|
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Response from 337deec | Reviewed this property |
No absolutely no grave rubbing you are not even allowed to walk thru the stones you walk around the paved path, You still can see them all so no worries, worth the trip you won't be sorry.
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Melissa F
May 30, 2017|
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Response from lou1776 | Reviewed this property |
There isn't an index at the burying ground but you can use the historic burying grounds website to locate specific individuals. There are no benches from my recollection but it isn't a large burying ground.
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