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Granary Burying Ground

The Granary Burying Ground is a historical landmark located in Boston, Massachusetts. It was established in 1660 and is one of the oldest cemeteries in America. The location holds a significant amount of history within its walls and remains one of the top destinations for tourists to visit when exploring Boston.


Location

The Granary Burying Ground is situated on Tremont Street in downtown Boston, making it easily accessible for tourists. It is near popular tourist destinations, such as the Boston Common and the Massachusetts State House.

History

The Granary Burying Ground holds a significant place in American history, as it serves as the final resting place for many prominent figures who played vital roles in shaping the nation. Among them are three signers of the Declaration of Independence - John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Robert Treat Paine. Visitors can also pay their respects to Paul Revere, the iconic figure of the American Revolution, and James Otis Jr., a founding father who coined the phrase "taxation without representation."

Exploring the Grounds

Walking through the Granary Burying Ground is like stepping back in time. The headstones and monuments, some dating back to the 1600s, offer a glimpse into the lives of those buried there. Visitors can see elaborate tombstones adorned with intricate carvings and inscriptions, reflecting the beliefs and values of the Puritan settlers.

One notable cemetery feature is the Franklin Family Tomb, where Benjamin Franklin's parents are buried. The tomb bears a simple inscription - "Josiah and Abiah Franklin" - overlooking the gravesite of their distinguished son.

Nearby Attractions

The Granary Burying Ground's location in the heart of Boston makes it a convenient stop for tourists wanting to explore the city's historical sites. Just across the street is Park Street Church, where William Lloyd Garrison delivered his famous anti-slavery speech in 1829. A short walk away is King's Chapel, the oldest church building in Boston, dating back to 1688.




Planning a Tour with Boston Sightseeing

The best way to experience the Granary Burying Ground and other popular tourist destinations in Boston is by taking a tour with Boston Sightseeing. Our tour offers an informative and entertaining guide who will provide insight and stories about the city's history. The Granary Burying Ground is one of the stops on the tour, allowing visitors to explore this important landmark in depth.

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