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Granary Burying Ground

Tremont Street, (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-635-7389
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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
+1 617-635-7389
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked along the Freedom Trail and stopped here. There are a couple of info boards inside, and we got to borrow a free (plus tip) guide booklet from a guy offering them right outside. The booklet was great. Inside, we found the grave sites...More

Thank Travel D
Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting place a short walk from Faneuil Hall. Paul Revere, Sam Adams, Mother Goose all are buried here. A piece of history. Short walk, a must see.

Thank C M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an incredible cemetery. So much history inside a small area. The graves are from the mid 1700's and up, before the declaration was signed. It is nice that the history is still here. Surprising a contractor didn't tear it down to put up...More

Thank 4qqqq
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is referred to as a burying ground, because the site was not affiliated with a church. Our tour guide was full of helpful fact about the historic figures buried here at the Granary. One of the oldest buying sites in Boston. Grave sites include...More

Thank badgerfan67
Reviewed 6 days ago

A must see! Great to explore on your own - do a little research before you go so you can really enjoy it. Great to see as part of the Freedom Tour. Large steps at the entrance may be difficult for some.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of interesting graves here, at weekend a guy stands at the gate giving out folders with info on the gravesbery info active but prepare to give him something in the pocket inside the folder. Really worth a dollar or two for the info within...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The moment you enter the gate, you can feel this isn't just a burying ground. There are a lot of historically important people buried here (Paul Revere, Sam Adams, John Hancock, and many more) Throughout place, there are placards with lots of information and they...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an interesting old cemetery worth checking out if you're in the area. It did get pretty packed. There are some founding fathers buried there and a lot of history.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking the whole Freedom Trail was the completion of a childhood dream for me, and you should do the whole thing if time and health allow. If not, at least stop here at the Granary Burying Ground and Park Street Church, then go across the...More

1  Thank cougdoc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish we had taken a tour that included this cemetery. Knowing who was buried here and their history would have enhanced the visit. It's very hard to read the writing on the stones as is to be expected. Some of the stones are broken....More

Thank Richard Z
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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13 June 2017|
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Response from DofDenver | Reviewed this property |
You are only allowed to walk along the outside edges of the rows, not between them and rubbings aren't allowed at any of the cemeteries in town. There are some really cool stones though.
Melissa F
30 May 2017|
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Response from Lou L | 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.
Vanessa F
19 February 2017|
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Response from Lisa P | Reviewed this property |
I'm not actually sure either but I'm sure if you go to a visitor center, they can tell you. I saw this a little late, so you've probably already figured it out. I'm so sorry.