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Copp's Hill Burying Ground

Cemetery and Historic Site
North End, Boston
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    "Don't miss this Freedom trail highlight."(3 Tips)
    Kaitlin T.
    "grave markers"(4 Tips)
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  • BU Today
    BU TodayJune 27, 2012
    Established in 1659, this is the resting place of many famous early Americans, including numerous craftspeople, artisans, and merchants who lived in the North End during the 17th and 18th centuries. Read more
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 13, 2011
    2nd oldest cemetery in Boston from 1659. Not originally part of Freedom Trail. Later added after many visitors "added it themselves." 80% of stones contain winged skulls. More info in blog below<LINK> Read more
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYMarch 31, 2010
    Dating from 1659, Copp's Hill was Boston’s largest colonial burying ground. Cotton Mather of the Salem Witch Trials rests here, and the British used the hill during the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 13, 2011
    The welcoming grave of William Clark near the entrance describes this cheery individual as “A Despiser of Sorry Persons and Little Actions.” To find this stone & more in blog below.<LINK> Read more
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 13, 2011
    The oldest extant stones belong to the 2 grandsons of William Copp. He was the prior land owner who sold it to Boston in 1659 for creation of this graveyard. To find these stones & more in blog below. Read more
  • John J.
    John JayMay 27, 2013
    In 1704 seven pirates were hung here. Crowds gathered on the hill & surrounding boats to enjoy. These days Johnny Depp achieves a similar awe in theaters with his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 13, 2011
    The grave of Robert Newman who lit signal lanterns at Old North is located here. Robert climbed the steeple while his mother held a dinner party below. To find this stone & more in blog below.<LINK> Read more
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJune 4, 2013
    Copp's Hill Burying Ground, located in the North End and just a short walk from the hotel, is the resting place for many of Boston's passionate preachers.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 13, 2011
    The tall black granite monument of Prince Hall will naturally draw your attention. But who was Prince Hall? A former slave, Freemason and more. To find this stone & learn more in blog below.<LINK> Read more
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 13, 2011
    Find the stone of Captain Daniel Malcolm. British soldiers used this stone for target practice and the musket shots are still visible on the gravemarker. To find this stone & more in blog below.<LINK> Read more
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TJanuary 15
    Grave markers dating back to 1625! So much history. And the grave markers here are thin and leaning, like something from a scary movie.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronMay 22
    Located along the Freedom Trail. Great views of the harbor.
  • ed p.
    ed petersonJanuary 12
    Don't miss this Freedom trail highlight. Kids were blown away.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJanuary 8
    Boston's 2nd oldest burial ground containing the final resting place of around 10000 people.
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