Granary Burying Ground
Granary Burying Ground
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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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Neighbourhood: Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
How to get there
  • Park St • 2 min walk
  • Downtown Crossing • 3 min walk
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  • Tracy
    Abilene, Kansas34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty neat! Lots of graves.
    We visited many of the burial grounds. One of them, not this one, has Mother Gooses head stone there. This burial ground is part of the freedom trail, so if you are planning the freedom trail, this will be on the path. It's pretty neat.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 June 2023
  • Larry-Calif
    San Francisco, California368 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    HEAVENLY PLACE
    On the Freedom Trail, our next stop was the Granary Burying Ground that was over 250 years old. The many fully grown trees provide the much need shade on a hot humid mucky day. This place has a very cool, calm, and peaceful atmosphere for Samuel Adams, Peter Faneuil, Janes Hancock, James Otis, and Paul Revere. It is truly a HEAVENLY PLACE at the Granary Burying Place.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 August 2023
  • RayGCincinnati_OH
    270 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Granary Burying Ground
    The Granary Burying Ground was first used in 1660. It is the final resting place of loads of famous Bostonians. John Hancock, Paul Revere (Paul Revere!) and Samuel Adams plus some signers of the Declaration of Independence. This cemetery is right in the heart of Boston and is small enough that you can see the whole thing in 30 minutes. But that half-hour is pretty special when you see all the fabulous gravestones.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 April 2024
  • hoben57
    Houston, Texas89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Visit
    Of all the burying grounds on the Freedom Trail, this is the most notable with folks like Paul Revere and John Hancock located there. It is a nice walk with good information presented on signs. You can view the markers up close without getting on the grass. We found a layout on line before we went which was very helpful. The slate headstones have very clear markings making it easy to read names/dates. The place attracted a lot of people in this quiet period in May so the high season will be busy indicating you should go early in the day. A must visit on the Freedom Trail.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2024
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charlieg71
Lexington, SC203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This is a must see for history lovers. It is the final resting place of many recognizable people. Pay attention to the artistry on each of the gravestones. They are so unique and interesting! You can walk the grounds on your own, but it seems to be better to do it with a tour so you can hear all of the stories that go along with the burial sites.
Written 22 June 2024
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Susan C
Santa Clarita, CA73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
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 5 June 2024
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Ashley
Belleville, IL210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Very cool old cemetery in the heart of Boston. Yes it does get busy and crowded. If you like Cemeteries or love history it is definitely worth a stop!
Written 29 May 2024
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hoben57
Houston, TX89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Of all the burying grounds on the Freedom Trail, this is the most notable with folks like Paul Revere and John Hancock located there. It is a nice walk with good information presented on signs. You can view the markers up close without getting on the grass. We found a layout on line before we went which was very helpful. The slate headstones have very clear markings making it easy to read names/dates. The place attracted a lot of people in this quiet period in May so the high season will be busy indicating you should go early in the day. A must visit on the Freedom Trail.
Written 11 May 2024
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RayGCincinnati_OH
Cincinnati, OH270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The Granary Burying Ground was first used in 1660. It is the final resting place of loads of famous Bostonians. John Hancock, Paul Revere (Paul Revere!) and Samuel Adams plus some signers of the Declaration of Independence. This cemetery is right in the heart of Boston and is small enough that you can see the whole thing in 30 minutes. But that half-hour is pretty special when you see all the fabulous gravestones.
Written 10 April 2024
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christopherbO9687MP
Acton, MA720 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The Granary Burial Grounds provides an excellent overview of early American History, particularly of the American Revolutionary War ear. Several of the important American figures of the Revolutionary War are buried here, with placards & markers to summarize their contributions of that era. This is on the Freedom Trail, so you'll be seeing more of these figures at other nearby historic sites. The Granary Burial Grounds is a nice way to see how many of them ended up.
Written 8 November 2023
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Larry-Calif
San Francisco, CA368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
On the Freedom Trail, our next stop was the Granary Burying Ground that was over 250 years old.

The many fully grown trees provide the much need shade on a hot humid mucky day. This place has a very cool, calm, and peaceful atmosphere for Samuel Adams, Peter Faneuil, Janes Hancock, James Otis, and Paul Revere.

It is truly a HEAVENLY PLACE at the Granary Burying Place.
Written 6 August 2023
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Sharon H
Brisbane, Australia83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Such a interesting burial ground so much history worth the visit. Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, so much more. Highly recommend a visit to this site.
Written 16 July 2023
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jani2
Cambridge, Canada52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A neat little place to walk around and view some history. The area is very shaded and and has a lot of history
Written 28 June 2023
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Tracy
Abilene, KS34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We visited many of the burial grounds. One of them, not this one, has Mother Gooses head stone there. This burial ground is part of the freedom trail, so if you are planning the freedom trail, this will be on the path. It's pretty neat.
Written 24 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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