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Granary Burying Ground: Tours & Tickets

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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Fascinating seeing the old head stones of American heroes we learned about in school. We did not take a guided tour but i would recommend it. You get a lot more information than is given in the pamphlet the lend you.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s really cool to see all of the heritage and people that built our country in this cemetery-signers of the Declaration of Independence, etc

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Y1096SOlaureng
Reviewed 3 days ago

I came across this by chance and went in and had a look around. It was interesting, if for nothing else, the site was so old, dating back 100’s of years with some well known persons/families buried there. I stayed about 15 mins. I saw...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Louise M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I LOVED this cemetary. I was on a tour so I really found out some interesting stories including historic burials there. Sometimes there is also someone at the front handing out a list of interesting gravesites/head stones to see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Paula W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to believe some of the famous people in this cemetary. Easy to get to and see them. Right in the middle of Boston. Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Wow.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This graveyard is located on the Freedom Trail, which is fitting as many figures who were important in the American Revolution are buried here. Definitely recommended for a visit, ideally with a guide to provide some info.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank steve_vstheworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost decided not to go here as we had limited time, but I'm so glad we did! And we could have spent hours here! So many famous historical names to be seen - Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin's parents to name but a few....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Elspeth M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery includes the graves of Old Boston's prominent citizens including Paul Revere, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and the victims of the Boston Massacre. A lot of the headstones are badly worn and illegible but it is still worth a visit especially if you are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Peeceecee
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the first stops on the Freedom Trail, I probably spent the most time here. I winged the trail by myself, which meant looking stuff up as I went along. Fortunately for me there's a gentleman who's put together a guide to the cemetery....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alexthetraveler01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Several famous people are buried here, but there are many that are illegible. Benjamin Franklin's parents are the most prominent memorial in the park.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Sunseekergirl77
5 March 2018|
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Response from Jamie W | Reviewed this property |
It takes maybe 30 good minutes to walk and read the headstones.
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bestteachermom
14 June 2017|
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Response from 337deec | Reviewed this property |
No absolutely no grave rubbing you are not even allowed to walk thru the stones you walk around the paved path, You still can see them all so no worries, worth the trip you won't be sorry.
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Melissa F
30 May 2017|
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Response from lou1776 | 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.
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