Granary

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
AdmissionFREE
NotesMore Information via the Freedom Trail Foundation
AttributionContent provided by the Freedom Trail Foundation

Video & Multimedia

  • Old Granary Burial Ground Renovation

    The Freedom Trail Foundation is spearheading a $100,000 renovation of the historic cemetary.

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  • New Freedom Trail Map Unveiled

    The new map is attached to the Citizens Bank on Cross Street between Hanover and Salem Streets in the North End.

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Exploring the Freedom Trail

  • Episode 1

    Boston Common, the Massachusetts State House, the Park Street Church and the Granary Burial Ground.

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  • Episode 2

    King's Chapel, The King's Chapel Burial Ground, the Benjamin Franklin Statue, the Boston Latin School and The Old Corner Bookstore.

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  • Episode 3

    The Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, and Faneuil Hall.

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  • Episode 4

    Paul Revere's House, The Old North Church, Copp's Hill Burial Ground, the USS Constitution, and the Bunker Hill Monument.

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