Granary Burying Ground

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9 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Passing through the Egyptian-style granite gateway of the Old Granary Burying Ground one is instantly transported back in time to Colonial Boston. Full review →


Atlas Obscura

American revolutionaries and British soldiers alike are buried here in the fourth-ever cemetery in Boston.  Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

"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 →


Frommer's 35

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 →


Michelin Guide 53

Buried here are Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Crispus Attucks. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Featuring John Hancock, Mother Goose, many others. Full review →


Time Out

The Granary Burying Ground is the third oldest graveyard in Boston, established in 1660. Full review →



Founded 1756. People out for a stroll tend to pass by this small cemetery within the bounds of Boston Common and not even notice it. Full review →

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