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I LOVED this cemetary. I was on a tour so I really found out some interesting stories including historic burials there. Sometimes there is also someone at the front handing out a list of interesting gravesites/head stones to see.
This graveyard is located on the Freedom Trail, which is fitting as many figures who were important in the American Revolution are buried here. Definitely recommended for a visit, ideally with a guide to provide some info.
Almost decided not to go here as we had limited time, but I'm so glad we did! And we could have spent hours here! So many famous historical names to be seen - Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin's parents to name but a few....More
This cemetery includes the graves of Old Boston's prominent citizens including Paul Revere, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and the victims of the Boston Massacre. A lot of the headstones are badly worn and illegible but it is still worth a visit especially if you are...More
One of the first stops on the Freedom Trail, I probably spent the most time here. I winged the trail by myself, which meant looking stuff up as I went along. Fortunately for me there's a gentleman who's put together a guide to the cemetery....More
As an overview: Obelisks may (or may not) be actual burial markers, above-ground crypts may be staircases down, marker stones have been moved over time to make an orderly path route, 400 children lie in the Infants Tomb, Paul Revere is not under the obelisk...More
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
There isn't an index at the burying ground but you can use the historic burying grounds website to locate specific individuals. There are no benches from my recollection but it isn't a large burying ground.