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Granary Burying Ground

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Both Granary Burying Ground and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are rated highly by professionals. On balance, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is the choice of most writers compared to Granary Burying Ground. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum scores 97 with praise from 11 sources like Frommer's, Condé Nast Traveler and concierge.com.

Both Granary Burying Ground and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are rated highly by professionals. On balance, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is the choice of most writers compared to Granary Burying Ground. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum scores 97 with praise from 11 sources like Frommer's, Condé Nast Traveler and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
87
#13 in Boston
location

Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

endorsements
  • 11 endorsements
  • 68

    Atlas Obscura

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

  • 6

    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 →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    The Central Burying Ground may seem an odd feature for a public park, but remember that in 1756, when the land was set aside, this was a lonely corner of the Common. Full Review →

  • 1

    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 →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Dating to 1660, this atmospheric atoll is crammed with historic headstones, many with evocative (and creepy) carvings. Full Review →

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97
#2 in Boston

280 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

  • 13 endorsements
  • 68

    Atlas Obscura

    Two thousand artifacts from around the world collected by one woman with an addiction.  Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Today, it's probably America's most idiosyncratic treasure house. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    The pièce de résistance is the magnificent skylit courtyard, filled year-round with fresh flowers grown by the museum's horticultural staff. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The Gardner is filled with almost 2000 priceless objects, primarily European, including outstanding tapestries and Italian Renaissance and 17th-century Dutch paintings. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Isabella Stewart Gardner built Fenway Court, which resembles a 15C Venetian-style palace, to showcase her magnificent art collection in an intimate setting. Full Review →

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