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Copp's Hill Burying Ground

Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston, MA 02118
+1 617-635-4505
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In preparation for the Battle of Bunker Hill, British soldiers used Copp's Hill gravestones for target practice.
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Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston, MA 02118
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+1 617-635-4505
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Spent about 15 minutes wondering around this quaint cemetery. The place is small but very peaceful. So much history there ave the second oldest cemetery in Boston.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Copp's Hill Burying Ground is certainly worth the stop when Walking The Freedom Trail. It was originally named "North Burying Ground", and was the city's second cemetery. It contains more than 1200 marked graves, including the remains of various notable Bostonians from the colonial era...More

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This cemetery probably has the oldest graves in the city (1661) and is not visited as much as Granary is. I happened to go by it on my last day in Boston so I took the time to look around. There are a few signs...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This Cemetery is on the Freedom Trail, though not counted as the stop. We were walking behind a tourist group BV who stopped here, so did we !! This is a 17th Century burying ground. Apparently, many prominent Bostonians who were part of the Freedom...More

Thank YatriForever
Reviewed 11 September 2017

On the freedom trail on the top of the hill. Worth walking up the steps to take a look around. The tombstones are short and thin, but can easily be read. Some plaques are available in the cemetery that provide historical data. Quick and easy...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It is interesting story to understand how they " rebuild" this site; the stone yards are randomly put in. You can see this place from the side walk and I'm not sure is the most interesting place to visit in downtown Boston.

Thank Nati I
Reviewed 1 September 2017

As a heads up, I attempted to visit in August 2017. Website says the site is open 9am-4pm. When we arrived at 9:30am, Old North Church told us that National Parks service is frequently late in opening cemetery. When we called at 10am, we were...More

Thank Morgan H
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Visited Copp's Hill Burying Ground both in the day and at night with my wife while touring Boston. In the day it is a well maintained cemetery with lots of interesting headstones. At night there is an eerie feel to the cemetery. The cemetery is...More

Thank vman09
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Yes, this was a stop on the Freedom Trail. Still, I didn't think was nearly as good as the other stops, or even some of the other burial grounds. It is smaller and had less notable people enshrined than in some of the other plots...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is the last stop on the Freedom Trail before crossing the bridge into Charlestown, so it was nice to stop here for a few minutes to get our bearings and rest a little on a warm day. The cemetery here is one of Boston's...More

Thank SnowyShasta
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