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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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  • This is part of the Freedom Trail, and our family was on a walking tour. When you get here, you'll be mostly under the shade of old trees. It's smaller than I expected, but very pleased to have... 
    This is part of the Freedom Trail, and our family was on a walking tour. When you get here, you'll be mostly under the shade of old trees. It's smaller than I expected, but very pleased to have...  more »
  • Borrow (and return) the laminated guides offered at the front of the cemetery if the volunteers are present. Even if you just wander through the weathered graves, you'll get a feeling of being in... 
    Borrow (and return) the laminated guides offered at the front of the cemetery if the volunteers are present. Even if you just wander through the weathered graves, you'll get a feeling of being in...  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.
  • This is a cool cemetery with famous people buried there. I went during fall break and there were a lot of people on field trips and vacations but it was still enjoyable.

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