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Old Granary Burying Ground is the last resting-place for some of the American Revolution's most famous figures.


The cemetery beside Park Street Church on Tremont Street near Park Street (map), just a half-block north of Boston Common, took its name from a nearby granary, now long gone.

Take a walk through—you'll constantly be surprised and delighted by the names, dates, and mottoes on the finely carved headstones:

Samuel Adams, Peter Faneuil, John Hancock and Paul Revere, not to mention victims of the Boston Massacre (March 1770): Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, John Caldwell, Crispus Attucks and Patrick Carr. All were laid to rest here.

The big obelisk bearing the name Franklin is not the grave of Bostonian Benjamin Franklin, but of his parents. Ben was buried in his adopted city of Philadelphia.

From the Old Granary Burying Ground, walk north on Tremont Street to King's Chapel to continue your walk.

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Kids get their picture taken at the tomb of Ben Franklin's parents in the Old Granary Burying Ground in Boston MA.




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