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Photo Essay: Fascinating Cemeteries of Boston

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Join me on a walk through American Revolutionary War history with a cemetery tour of Boston!

In This Boston Photo Essay You Will Discover:

  • The History of Boston
  • Important Graves in the City
  • And More!

Forget arts and architecture — cemeteries tell the story of the people who lived, worked and died in the city of Boston. And some of these people changed the path of history — Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Hancock… names you don’t have to be an American to recognize and appreciate. “The British are coming, the British are coming!”

That’s why when I went to Boston, I had to check out historical cemeteries like King’s Chapel, the Old Burying Ground in Harvard and the famous Old Granary Cemetery.

Here are Boston’s Cemeteries in photos:

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Samuel Adams was an original signer of the American Declaration of Independence — and of course, a brewer of beer.

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Fall adds a certain “spooky” touch to the cemeteries.

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It makes you wonder who they were… what they did…

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Paul Revere’s tomb, Old Granary Cemetery.

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Paul Revere is one of the most storied figures from the American Revolutionary War.

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The skull symbolizes the mortality of the body, and the wings symbolize the immortality of the soul.

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What can I say, I like old cemeteries….

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Historical tours run regularly through the city’s cemeteries.

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The “Old Burying Ground,” in Harvard, Cambridge, MA.

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King’s Chapel Cemetery was founded in 1630.

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Graves in Boston date back to the 1600s – ancient by North American standards.

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The Franklin Family Tomb, Old Granary Cemetery.

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“Skull and Bones” and “Skull and Wings” are commonly seen on Revolutionary War-era gravestones.

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Boston’s famous cemeteries hold graves of everyone from Paul Revere to “Mother Goose.”

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The famous Old Granary Cemetery, downtown Boston.

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About the author: David Webb is a Vancouver, BC-based travel writer, photographer and magazine editor.

2 comments… add one
  • Dennis D. Dec 9, 2011

    Umm, uber creeepy dude.

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