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Granary Burying Ground, Boston

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One of the oldest cemeteries in Boston, Granary Burying Ground is the final resting place of many important figures in American history. Founding fathers, patriots, and victims of the Boston Massacre lie here--making this an important stop on the Freedom Trail. Among the graves, you'll see the tombstones of three men who signed the Declaration of Independence: Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Robert Treat Paine. The cemetery includes 2,345 graves, but an estimated 5,000 people are buried here. In the center of the cemetery, a 7.6 m (25 ft) tall obelisk marks the tomb of Benjamin Franklin's parents. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Granary Burying Ground by using our Boston road trip site.
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  • The small graveyard in downtown boston is just fascinating. Sam Adams, John Hancock, and Ben Franklin's parents were all buried here. 
    The small graveyard in downtown boston is just fascinating. Sam Adams, John Hancock, and Ben Franklin's parents were all buried here.  more »
  • Its crazy how many tombstones there are in this graveyard. And they are so close that many are on top of each other. So old, but reading them and the history is so interesting. Ben Franklin's parents....  more
    Its crazy how many tombstones there are in this graveyard. And they are so close that many are on top of each other. So old, but reading them and the history is so interesting. Ben Franklin's parents....  more »
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  • Shortly after the start of the Freedom Trail, around the corner from the Park street Church you'll find this small, but nice and historic cemetery. While the Church was closed, the entrance to the graveyard was open, and it's free. It's a final resting place for Sam Adams, Paul Revere and other important figures from the Revolutionary war.
  • So much history here. A wow place. Names that you see in history books. To know that this is their final resting place is amazing. Take your time and just enjoy it. I went on a winter day and there was a good crowd so I can only imagine what it’s like in the summer. It’s an easy walk from Boston common so no reason you can’t visit if your in town.

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