Granary Burying Ground

Cemetery
120 Tremont St (at Beacon St), Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108, United States
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    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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  • What you need to know
    Evan M.
    "... Patriot (Paul Revere, John Hancock, etc)"(11 Tips)
    hugo l.
    "Mother Goose at the Granary Burying Ground on Park St at Tremont St."(5 Tips)
    Daniel R.
    "FYI Ben Franklin is buried in Philadelphia AJ."(3 Tips)
    IWalked Audio Tours
    "Obelisk added 100 yrs after death in 1895."(4 Tips)
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  • Alexandre C.

    Important landmark of Boston. Features on the Freedom Trail

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  • Jon D.

    Great place to stroll around, especially on a rainy, cool day as it just adds to the mystique.

    Jon Darveau · June 3
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  • Landon H.

    John Hancock's tombstone is as audacious as his signature.

    Landon Howell · April 11
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  • Kcorb N.

    Many notable dead people like Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams are here. Amazing history.

    Kcorb Nosaj · December 28, 2014
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  • Mia

    Super interesting. There was a nice guy who made a guide that was super helpful.

    Mia · November 25, 2014
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  • Hard R.

    Guides available to answer your questions.

    Hard Rocker · September 22, 2014
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  • SPQR

    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.

    SPQR · August 30, 2014
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  • Sam O.

    Ben Franklins parents & Paul Revere

    Sam Odle · August 16, 2014
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  • Mary S.

    Lots of history buried hee

    Mary S · August 8, 2014
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  • Jason B.

    Amazing to see such historical markers in such a big city.

    Jason Bednar · August 3, 2014
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  • Emilie A.

    Worth the stop- amazing

    Emilie A. · April 13, 2014
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  • Social N.

    It's not THE Benjamin Franklin, just his relatives. Also, keep a sharp eye out for Sam Adams and the real Paul Revere.

    Social News Network · December 2, 2013
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  • Brian B.

    Coat of arms for John Hancock is spectacularly funny

    Brian Bruckrunner · October 10, 2013
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  • Lucy W.

    Find Mother Goose!

    Lucy Wilkerson · August 24, 2013
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  • Hakan T.

    bugunku amerika'nin tarihini yazanlarin onemli bir bolumu burada, ışıklar icinde yatsınlar...

    Hakan Turkkusu · July 19, 2013
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  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Granery Burying Ground is one of the nation's oldest cemeteries. Can you find the obelisk? Therein lies John Hancock.

    The Ritz-Carlton · June 6, 2013
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  • Terrence

    lots of dead history

    Terrence · April 28, 2013
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  • CatKnipt

    Crispus Attucks is buried here.

    CatKnipt · March 1, 2013
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  • hugo l.

    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

    hugo liao · August 15, 2012
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  • Caleb W.

    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.

    Caleb Weeks · July 23, 2012
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  • chico h.

    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.

    chico hamlett · June 8, 2012
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  • Kelly H.

    Lots of History to see!

    Kelly Haas · May 21, 2012
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  • Laura S.

    Franklin's family is here but Ben is buried in Philly

    Laura Summers · May 19, 2012
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  • Cato S.

    Got a couple ancestors in here. Read more

    Cato Stevens · October 4, 2011
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    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

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 30, 2011
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    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

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 30, 2011
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    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 · September 30, 2011
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    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

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 30, 2011
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    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

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 30, 2011
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  • Daniel R.

    FYI Ben Franklin is buried in Philadelphia AJ.

    Daniel Robison · August 22, 2011
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  • Joe P.

    JOHN HANCOCK is buried here...can I make that anymore apparent?

    Joe Prunty · June 18, 2011
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  • AJ

    Sam Adams and Ben Franklin are here.

    AJ · June 12, 2011
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  • Dave S.

    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>

    Dave Silverstone · May 27, 2011
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  • WeatherZombie.com

    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!

    WeatherZombie.com · May 24, 2011
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  • HISTORY

    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.

    HISTORY · August 19, 2010
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  • Chrissy M.

    Visit the grave of this ardent patriot.

    Chrissy M. · May 15, 2010
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  • Marc Jacobs Intl

    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.

    Marc Jacobs Intl · May 6, 2010
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  • Evan M.

    Put a penny on the grave of your favorite Patriot (Paul Revere, John Hancock, etc)

    Evan Morikawa · March 29, 2010
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  • Boon Y.

    A bit stinky in here. Anyone got a flashlight, please?

    Boon Yap · March 26, 2010
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  • Lea F.

    If you dig death's heads, you'll dig this graveyard. Read more

    Lea Futuro · November 21, 2009
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