Granary Burial Ground, Boston

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  • "This memorial erected.." yeah, you read...
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    The Granary Burial Ground

    by Carmanah Updated Dec 29, 2006

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    It looked more like a Halloween prop!
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    Favorite thing: This famous graveyard is a stop along the Freedom trail. Many of the headstones are thin and worn away, but they're authentic, and usually you can read the engraving. Some even sport the skull and crossbones on top... something that seemed to be quite normal back then. The graves of such famous revolutionists such as John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Peter Faneuil, and Paul Revere are here. Mother Goose is burried here as well. Yep, she really did exist!

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    John Hancock's Grave

    by KarenandCory Written Feb 24, 2006

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    Here lieth John Hancock
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    Favorite thing: Located in the Granary burial ground is a giant Obelisk erected on the site where John Hancock is burried. I'm not sure if this was intentional humor or accidental irony, but why is John Hancocks memorial shaped this way!?! Does anyone else find this hilarious? I guess that's what you get for smiting the King of England with that behemoth signature.

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    have a look to the graves of...

    by GUYON Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: have a look to the graves of the Granary Burial Ground. There are the victims of the 1770 Massacre, three signatories of the Independence Declaration, Paul Revere and Peter Faneuil (on his grave : P. FUNAL), two heros of the Revolution. And a Monument dedicated to Franklin.

    Fondest memory: Paul Revere is famous because he went immediatly to Philadelphia to inform the population about the Boston Tea Party. The 18 April 1775, he told the Insurgents of the English attack on Lexington. His house can be visited 19 North Square.

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    see the Mother Goose grave....

    by GUYON Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: see the Mother Goose grave. She is not legend. She had really existed. She brought up her ten children and the ten children of her husband, plus all her grand children until she reached 92 years (it is written 42 on the grave).

    Fondest memory: With such an experience, she might know a lot of stories, fairy tales and melodies.

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    visit the Granary Burial...

    by GUYON Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit the Granary Burial Ground - Tremont Street, close to Park Street Church. Open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

    Fondest memory: One of the most ancient cemetaries in USA : 1660 !

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