Granary Burying Ground

Founded in 1660, the Granary is the third oldest burying ground in Boston proper. In 1737, when grain was stored where the present Park Street Church stands, the burying ground was renamed the Granary. Along with Massachusetts Governors, Clergymen, and Mayors, three signers of the Declaration of Independence, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Robert Treat Paine, are buried here.

Approximately 5000 people are buried at Granary even though there are only 2300 headstones. Since funerals were expensive, there would be one headstone per family. Each grave contains at least 20 bodies.

Site Information
LocationTremont Street
HoursDaily 9AM - 5PM
ToursSelf-Guided; or provided by the Freedom Trail Foundation
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AttributionContent provided by the Freedom Trail Foundation

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