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Copp's Hill Burying Ground

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North End
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Address: Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston, MA 02118
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In preparation for the Battle of Bunker Hill, British soldiers used Copp's...

In preparation for the Battle of Bunker Hill, British soldiers used Copp's Hill gravestones for target practice.

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I do like to visit graveyards and this one did not disappoint me! It's part of the freedom trail! It quite interesting to read the stories on the many plaques there!

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Fernando S
Porto Alegre, RS
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Porto Alegre, RS
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I do like to visit graveyards and this one did not disappoint me! It's part of the freedom trail! It quite interesting to read the stories on the many plaques there!

Thank Fernando S
Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is part of the Freedom Trail in Boston. For some, it'll just be another graveyard, and I preferred the Granary Hill Burying Ground earlier on the route, but I'll take it. Not that this will matter that much, but it will for some: to get up there, you have to ascend a couple of stairs. Ergo, it may have... More 

Thank ericvangucht
Bristol, Tennessee
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The markers were so old, and interesting to read, even if they weren't family. Sad so many died so young. But the outer areas were unkept, a disgrace, but it is what it is now. This should be a site up for a volunteer clean up.

Thank DeniseBeth
Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Graveyard always have a special atmosphere during the visit. As part of the Freedom Trail you should not miss this one. It's impressive to see.

Thank rmathijssen
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Worth the extra steps on the Freedom Trail. Very moving and lots of history on the information boards.

Thank Craigvar
Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Worth a vist as the signboards are excellent giving a lot of the history. On the Freedom trail. Oldest cemetery

Thank John W
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is just another graveyard. However, if you like history there is something to learn at each of the different graveyards scattered around the city.

Thank TravelDonCA
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

This largest burying ground in Boston is located on the Freedom Trail in the North End and next to the Old North Church. It is named after a shoe maker...William Copp and has existed since 1659. The Sexton who hung the lantern on the night of Paul Revers ride is buried there. Also people associated with the Salem Witch Trials.... More 

Thank Richard S
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was the 3rd stop on the graveyards so we didn't feel like walking it as much so we just looked in.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Very interesting stop along the way with very old tombstones and tombs of early residents of Boston. Most interesting is the arrangement of the tombstones and the decoration: skull and cross bones, skull with wings, willow trees and primitive looking winged angels. Due to the passage of time, many of the tombstones are topsy turvy in arrangement. You still can... More 

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Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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