Granary Burying Ground
Granary Burying Ground
Granary Burying Ground

Granary Burying Ground

Top 1% of attractions in Boston
8 / 10

12 expert reviews

“While Granary Burying Ground features 2,345 gravestones and tombs, it is estimated that 8,000 people are interred here, including many early American Patriots like Samuel Adams.”

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""It is a fine thing to die in Boston," A. C. Lyons, an essayist and old Boston wit, once remarked, alluding to the city's cemeteries, among the most picturesque and historic in America." Full review
"You'll see the graves of patriots Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock, and James Otis; merchant Peter Faneuil; and Benjamin Franklin's parents." Full review
Lonely Planet
"Dating to 1660, this atmospheric atoll is crammed with historic headstones, many with evocative (and creepy) carvings." Full review
Time Out
"The Granary Burying Ground is the third oldest graveyard in Boston, established in 1660." Full review
Not For Tourists
"Featuring John Hancock, Mother Goose, many others."
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