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Granary Burying Ground

Beacon Hill, Boston
  • Evan M.
    "... Patriot (Paul Revere, John Hancock, etc)"(11 Tips)
    Lucy W.
    "Find Mother Goose!"(5 Tips)
    "Sam Adams and Ben Franklin are here."(3 Tips)
    Alexandre C.
    "Features on the Freedom Trail"(2 Tips)
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  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronNovember 29, 2015
    A famous free burial ground with all different famous people of Boston history, including sam Adam. A nice guy at the entrance makes a free map just give donations. It's on the freedom trail.
  • Caleb W.
    Caleb WeeksJuly 23, 2012
    Paul Revere is up in the top center. Samuel Adams is to the right on the path right when you enter the grounds. John Hancock is on the left part of the grounds, 9 o'clock.
    HISTORYAugust 19, 2010
    Built in 1660, this cemetery is the final resting place of notable figures of the American Revolution, including Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Boston Massacre victims & Elizabeth "Mother Goose" herself.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 30, 2011
    John Hancock Grave - Large obelisk marker is fitting of his signature which graced the Declaration of Independence. Obelisk added 100 yrs after death in 1895. His tale & grave location in blog. <LINK> Read more
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 30, 2011
    3rd oldest cemetery in city. Estimated 12K burials here including Paul Revere, John Hancock & Mother Goose. Prices for a plot in graveyard in 1732 varied from 10-16 shillings. More info in blog.<LINK> Read more
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BatesNovember 18, 2016
    The tour guides are really nice. You can do a self guided walk through the cemetery, or listen in on a tour.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 30, 2011
    Paul Revere Grave - His actual grave is the small footstone to the right of the much larger marker. Paul was held many jobs to support his 16 children. His tale & grave location in blog. <LINK> Read more
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauJune 3, 2015
    Great place to stroll around, especially on a rainy, cool day as it just adds to the mystique.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 30, 2011
    Benjamin Franklin Parents Grave - 20' obelisk belongs to Josiah & Abiah Franklin who had 13 children. Son Ben lived in Boston 17 yrs before moving to Philly. Their tale & grave location in blog.<LINK> Read more
  • Mia
    MiaNovember 25, 2014
    Super interesting. There was a nice guy who made a guide that was super helpful.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkDecember 2, 2013
    It's not THE Benjamin Franklin, just his relatives. Also, keep a sharp eye out for Sam Adams and the real Paul Revere.
  • SPQR
    SPQRAugust 30, 2014
    We owe our freedom and our country to those buried here. Tread respectfully... And don't let your kids run around like it is a playground.
  • JcB
    JcBDecember 28, 2014
    Many notable dead people like Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams are here. Amazing history.
    WeatherZombie.comMay 24, 2011
    Some of my most favorite dead people are buried here. 'sniff' I look forward to the zombie apocalypse so I can see them all again!
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 30, 2011
    James Otis Jr. Grave - Famous lawyer who saw mental capacity decline after hit on head via bottle. Things got worse when he predicted own death via lightning. His tale & grave location in blog. <LINK> Read more
  • chico h.
    chico hamlettJune 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    I saw a night time tour here with the guide dressed as a Boston Colonist. I guess it is like a creepy tour at night, that's good if you want to be scared.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BednarAugust 3, 2014
    Amazing to see such historical markers in such a big city.
  • hugo l.
    hugo liaoAugust 15, 2012
    Go pay your respects to Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and Mother Goose at the Granary Burying Ground on Park St at Tremont St. Read more
  • Dave S.
    Dave SilverstoneMay 27, 2011
    Notice the large number of crosses, gaudy monuments celebrating wealth, and brave fighters against the capital gains tax and restrictions on corporate involvement in elections! <sarcasm>
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJune 6, 2013
    Granery Burying Ground is one of the nation's oldest cemeteries. Can you find the obelisk? Therein lies John Hancock.
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielJune 5, 2015
    Important landmark of Boston. Features on the Freedom Trail
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronMay 22, 2016
    Take in the history and see the graves of numerous American revolutionaries.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJanuary 8, 2016
    Where many of the main revolutionary figures are buried.
  • Hard R.
    Hard RockerSeptember 22, 2014
    Guides available to answer your questions.
  • Emilie A.
    Emilie A.April 13, 2014
    Worth the stop- amazing
  • Laura S.
    Laura SummersMay 19, 2012
    Franklin's family is here but Ben is buried in Philly
  • Landon H.
    Landon HowellApril 11, 2015
    John Hancock's tombstone is as audacious as his signature.
  • Marc Jacobs Intl
    Marc Jacobs IntlMay 6, 2010
    Go pay your respects to Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and Mother Goose at the Granary Burying Ground on Park St at Tremont St.
  • dickwyn
    dickwynJune 3, 2016
    Hitch on to one of those tours to learn more about the stories that lie within this compound
  • Brian B.
    Brian BruckrunnerOctober 10, 2013
    Coat of arms for John Hancock is spectacularly funny
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HaasMay 21, 2012
    Lots of History to see!
  • Alyssa W.
    Alyssa WAugust 16
    The main tombstone belongs to Benjamin Franklin's father.
  • Biz T.
    Cool old cemetery
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 8, 2014
    Lots of history buried hee
  • Terrence
    TerrenceApril 28, 2013
    lots of dead history
  • Sam O.
    Sam Od1eAugust 16, 2014
    Ben Franklins parents & Paul Revere
  • CatKnipt
    CatKniptMarch 1, 2013
    Crispus Attucks is buried here.
  • Joe P.
    Joe PruntyJune 18, 2011
    JOHN HANCOCK is buried here...can I make that anymore apparent?
  • Evan M.
    Evan MorikawaMarch 29, 2010
    Put a penny on the grave of your favorite Patriot (Paul Revere, John Hancock, etc)
  • D R.
    D RAugust 22, 2011
    FYI Ben Franklin is buried in Philadelphia AJ.
  • AJ
    AJJune 12, 2011
    Sam Adams and Ben Franklin are here.
  • Lucy W.
    Lucy WilkersonAugust 24, 2013
    Find Mother Goose!
  • Chrissy M.
    Chrissy M.May 15, 2010
    Visit the grave of this ardent patriot.
  • Cato S.
    Cato StevensOctober 4, 2011
    Got a couple ancestors in here. Read more
  • Boon Y.
    Boon YapMarch 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    A bit stinky in here. Anyone got a flashlight, please?
  • Lea F.
    Lea FuturoNovember 21, 2009
    If you dig death's heads, you'll dig this graveyard. Read more
  • Hakan T.
    Hakan TurkkusuJuly 19, 2013
    bugunku amerika'nin tarihini yazanlarin onemli bir bolumu burada, ışıklar icinde yatsınlar...
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