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King's Chapel Burying Ground

Located in the heart of downtown Boston, King's Chapel Burying Ground is a historical landmark that holds immense cultural and architectural significance. As one of the oldest cemeteries in the city, it serves as a resting place for some of Boston's most prominent figures from the 17th and 18th centuries..


Location

King's Chapel Burying Ground is situated on Tremont Street in downtown Boston, across from King's Chapel. It is easily accessible by public transportation and within walking distance from popular tourist attractions such as the Boston Common and Faneuil Hall.

History

Originally known as the "King's Chapel Yard" or "Brattle Street Burying Ground," this historic site was the first cemetery in Boston to be owned by a church. It was created for members of King's Chapel, one of the oldest churches in Boston, which was founded in 1686.

Over the years, it became a popular burial ground for Boston's elite, including prominent figures such as John Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Mary Chilton, the first woman to step off the Mayflower.

What to See

Stepping into King's Chapel Burying Ground is like taking a walk-through history. The cemetery is filled with ornate gravestones and tombs, many of which date back to the 17th century. Visitors can also see the iconic "Anatomy Lesson" statue, which depicts a skeleton holding a quill pen and an hourglass.

One of the most interesting features of this cemetery is the mix of architectural styles. The oldest gravestones are simple and plain, while newer ones showcase elaborate carvings and designs.

Nearby Attractions

While visiting King's Chapel Burying Ground, check out the nearby attractions. King's Chapel, located across the street, is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture and offers guided tours. The Granary Burying Ground, where many famous Revolutionary War leaders are buried, is just a short walk away..




Planning Your Tour

For an all-encompassing experience of King's Chapel Burying Ground and other popular attractions in Boston, consider taking a hop-on-hop-off tour with the Boston Sightseeing double-decker bus. Our tour offers a convenient way to explore the city at your own pace. You can also learn interesting facts and stories about the cemetery and its inhabitants from our knowledgeable tour guides.

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