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Granary Burying Ground

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Address: Tremont Street, (between Park and School Sreets), Boston, MA 02108
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The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John...

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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Full of History

It had lots of interesting tombs and if you needed the information of each one that was marked, a guide at the entrance gives out folders and you just have to read them.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bacolod, Philippines
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Bacolod, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It had lots of interesting tombs and if you needed the information of each one that was marked, a guide at the entrance gives out folders and you just have to read them.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was humbled by the final resting places of so many of the Men who formed this country and names I have been learning about my whole life. Patriots all..

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought this stop on the Freedom Trail was SO interesting! Our costumed guide gave us so much information. We loved it!

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Rye, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting and historic tombs in this place! It's a calming, fascinating graveyard to visit.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The graves of Sam Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and other famous people from the beginning of our country makes this a mandatory stop on the Freedom Trail. The "important" graves are well marked so you don't have to hunt around , and can easily see all those in under a 1/2 hour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite stops on the freedom trail. Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams are buried here. It is also rumored that "Mother Goose" is buried here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone who likes visiting old graveyards you'll have a good time here. There are several famous people buried here. It's also right in the center of Boston so you can just drop by during the day and then head off to another adventure.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very interesting to see the differen't styles on tombstones. There are a lot of really old ones in this one in addition to having more than a few famous people burried here.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This rather small cemetery is not especially pretty but extremely historic. When we visited a man at the gate was giving out small folders for a donation, which had quite a bit on information about the cemetery and covered a lot of it's history including that amongst the grounds are the final resting place of Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Benjamin... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't mind gravesites, my friend loves them, and the others in my group were a bit blah, but this was a pretty cool one!

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