Founded : 1660
Timings : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Address : Tremont St., Boston, MA 02108, USA
Number of Graves : 2,345
Previous Name : South Burying Ground
Gate Architecture : Egyptian Revival
Prominent Figures Buried Here : Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Robert Treat Paine, 5 Boston Massacre victims
Closest Landmark : Park Street Church
Situated next to Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street is one of the oldest cemeteries in Boston and was built in order to meet the city’s growing population after King’s Chapel Burying Ground ran out of space. The cemetery is where a lot of historical figures, including participants of the American Revolution were laid to rest.
Granary Burying Ground was built in the year 1660 and derives its name from a bushel grain storage building that used to be next to it. Previously known as South Burying Ground, the cemetery is one of the 16 sites on the Freedom Trail and has over 2,300 markers, some of which belong to American patriots like Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Paul Revere.
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