• Granary Burying Ground - Boston, Massachusetts

      Photo by Peter Thody
      Graveyards are great places to explore a city's past and Boston's Granary Burying Ground is up there with the very best in terms of its historic importance. Established in 1660, it contains 2,345 grave markers including some of the most famous Revolutionary War-era patriots, notably Paul Revere, three signers the Declaration of Independence (Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Robert Treat Paine) and the five victims of the Boston Massacre. It is also the site of the Franklin family monument, although Benjamin himself is buried in Philadelphia.

      If you go:
      The best way to visit is as part of Boston's wonderful Freedom Trail, a route that takes in 16 historically important sites. You can pick up a map and audio guide and walk it independently but far better to follow a guided walk. The cemetery is open daily from 10 am - 5 pm.


      Tremont Street
      Boston, Massachusetts 02116 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (617) 635-7361