Boston Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Boston, MA

Boston Cemeteries

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  • Susan C
    Santa Clarita, CA73 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting grounds, a few famous names and was in a pretty area, lots of trees and out of the heat. Fairly cowded with tour groups.
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • Adventure Diva
    Manchester, CT2,612 contributions
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    Located on the way to Charlestown, this peaceful cemetary is steeped in Boston's historic past. During the Revolution, the British troops used these gravestones for target practice. The grave markers and inscriptions are fascinating to read. The builder of the USS Constitution (Edmund Hartt) and founder of the black Masonic Order (Prince Hall) are interred here.
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • christopherbO9687MP
    Acton, MA720 contributions
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    The King's Chapel Burying Grounds provides some history of Boston's earliest settlers, and is a good combination with the nearby Granary Burial Grounds. This cemetery holds mostly graves from the late 1600s (the very first graveyard in Boston), while the Granary Burial Grounds covers the Revolutionary War era. Those interested in early American history will enjoy both places.
    Written November 8, 2023
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  • Adventure Diva
    Manchester, CT2,612 contributions
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    Walking trails, ponds and open meadows are part of the cemetery landscape. Check out the Boy in the Boat Sculpture located in the corner of the grounds near Canterbury Street. This glass enclosed sculpture feels lifelike due to its covering.
    Written April 2, 2022
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  • on_the_go_98765
    Tucson20,615 contributions
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    To alleviate overcrowding, the Central Burial Ground was established in 1756. Although it holds the remains of about 5,000 people; the great majority of those people were French Roman Catholics, other foreigners, and also British soldiers who either died of disease during their occupation of Boston (1775-1776), or died of wounds received at Bunker Hill.

    And, this burial ground was too far from the market-heart of the city thus making it even less desirable. This cemetery is located in the Boston Common. The last burial took place in 1856. It struck us as unkempt and somewhat neglected. It is not on the Freedom Trail nor was it on our radar for historic must-see sights.
    Written October 10, 2019
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  • Lady Gigglemug
    Monrovia, CA4,386 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a neat (and very historically significant!) burying ground - very unexpected find! It holds the grave site of the Chief Justice during the Salem Witch Trials, Judge William Stoughton, and is in the middle of an insanely busy intersection in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester.

    It’s a fairly small burying ground but nice to walk around. There are so many ancient headstones here - I even found one from 1688!! Very much worth a visit if you’re at all into history or the Salem Witch Trials or even just aesthetically pleasing cemeteries.

    The gate is always kept locked due to the very busy urban location. You have to call the Mount Auburn Cemetery in advance to schedule a time to visit at 617-635-7361. They’ll give you the code to the lock.

    I took Boston’s excellent public transportation to get here so I can’t speak to the parking situation- but it looked to be difficult - mostly street parking in the area and limited spaces. But it was easy to get here on public transport from Boston’s main core - one train, no transfers and then a bus and there’s a stop right out front.
    Written December 12, 2021
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  • retireeVancouver
    Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
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    The memorial area in the Paul Revere Mall has an area reserved to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the Iraq- Afghanistan War. It is a most unusual memorial as dogtags are used to represent each American soldier who has died in that war. These dogtags hang from chains around 15 rows of wire strung between 6 wood posts. A bronze plaque indicated that the memorial was state approved and historical even though it reminded me of those makeshift burials in war zones. This memorial just seemed out of place in the PR Mall which seemed more to be about celebrating Paul Revere, his fellow revolutionaries, and the Old North Church. It is the statue of Paul Revere at one end of the PR Mall and the Old North Church at the other end that will capture most visitors' attention. The pathway and boundary wall of the PR Mall area are constructed with red brick - not a quiet color - which is a strong contrast to the green of the overhead shade trees. There is no cemetery surrounding the Old North Church for its members.
    Written October 29, 2019
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  • CrystalN320
    Brockton, MA192 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to St. Michael's Cemetery during the Summer for a walk outside and to take in some different scenery. Although it is not as large as some cemeteries such as Mt. Auburn or Forest Hills, the monuments, stones and mausoleums are amazing. There is a lot to see and it seems as though every inch is filled. While we were walking around, bells from a nearby church were chiming which made the visit all the more memorable. It is definitely worth checking out if you are just looking for someplace different to take a walk or if you want to see some incredibly "artwork".
    Written September 1, 2015
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