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Freedom Trail Stop: Granary Burying Ground


For history buffs, the Granary Burying Ground is a must see stop on the Freedom Trail Boston. The historic cemetery, located on Tremont Street, was founded in 1660 and is the third-oldest cemetery in Boston.

Granary is the final resting place for over 5,000 Bostonians. The picturesque appearance of the burying ground is filled with many trees, winding paths, graves and somber tombs.

Some of America’s most notable citizens of the American Revolution lay at the cemetery, including Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, as well as five victims of the Boston Massacre, John Hancock and Robert Treat Paine.

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