Granary Burying Ground and Copp's Hill Burying Ground

Although a cemetery is not usually that appealing, these two are the final resting place of some very important people.

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Granary Burying Ground and Copp's Hill Burying Ground

Historic cemeteries

The Granary Burying Ground is Boston’s third oldest cemetery. Founded in 1660, it is famously known as the burial place of many Patriots from the American War of Independence. In fact, it is home to the graves of three famous signatories of the Declaration of Independence: Samuel Adams, Robert Treat Paine and John Hancock. Alongside their tombs, you’ll also find the graves of churchmen, mayors and governors of Massachusetts, as well as other key figures from the city’s more recent past. The cemetery is thought to contain over 5,000 bodies, yet you’ll only find around 2,300 headstones. Ahead of this cemetery, in terms of age, is the Hill Burying Ground, Boston’s second oldest cemetery.

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