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Founding of King’s Chapel : 1686

Establishment of the Burying Ground : 1630

Church’s Architectural Style : Georgian

Theological Association of the Church : Christian Unitarian

Architect : Peter Harrison

Prominent Architectural Features : Bell tower, the oldest American pulpit, pews, crypt

Address : 58 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

Church Timings : Sundays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Burying Ground Timings : 10:00 am to 4:30 pm (Monday- Saturday), 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Sunday)

King's Chapel and Burying Ground, Boston Overview

King’s Chapel and King’s Chapel Burying Ground on Tremont Street are popular sites on the Freedom Trail that are of architectural, religious and historical significance. While both were established in the 17th century, the Burying Ground was built before the church.

The Unitarian King’s Chapel was built in 1688 and was the city’s first Anglican church while King’s Chapel Burying Ground was established prior to the church, in 1630, and is the city’s oldest cemetery. Located on Tremont Street, both sites are associated with prominent figures, some of which are Colonial Royal Governors, Charles Bulfinch, Charles Sumner (members of the church), and Mary Chilton, William Dawes, John Winthrop (burials). While the church was built in the Georgian style of architecture, and houses the oldest pulpit in the country, the cemetery has about 505 headstones, 59 footstones and 78 tombs.

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