Visiting a Burying Ground

Includes hours of operation and site maps.

Sites With Operating Hours

Open daily from approximately 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM:

  • Granary Burying Ground, Downtown Boston
  • Central Burying Ground, Downtown Boston
  • King's Chapel Burying Ground, Downtown Boston
  • Copp's Hill Burying Ground, North End
  • Westerly Burying Ground, West Roxbury
  • Walter Street Burying Ground, Roslindale

Sites Without Operating Hours

Opened upon request with 24-hour advance notice:

  • Phipps Street Burying Ground, Charlestown
  • Bunker Hill Burying Ground, Charlestown
  • Bennington Street Cemetery, East Boston
  • Dorchester North Burying Ground
  • Dorchester South Burying Ground
  • Eliot Burying Ground, Roxbury
  • Market Street Burying Ground, Brighton
  • Hawes/Union Burying Ground, South Boston
  • South End Burying Ground 

To request an opening please call the Cemetery Division at Mt Hope Cemetery, tel. (617) 635-7361. Please note burying grounds cannot be opened on Sundays.

Site Maps

About Our Maps

These maps correspond to the location numbers listed in the database of legible grave markers. In the location numbers for all the burying grounds except Phipps Street and Walter Street, the letter preceding the slash indicates the name of the burying ground. The letter after the slash indicates the section. For Phipps Street Burying Ground, there are no letters that specify the name of the burying ground. For Walter Street, there is no slash separating the site code from the rest of the number.

The maps are of varying quality. Some maps have typed location numbers, some maps have hand-written location numbers, some maps are only partially legible, and on some maps only sections are fully legible (not individual grave numbers). We are working to improve the maps that have illegible areas, but the maps on-line are the best-quality maps that we have.


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