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In preparation for the Battle of Bunker Hill, British soldiers used Copp's Hill gravestones for target practice.
Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston, MA 02118
North End
+1 617-635-4505
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s such a peaceful walk through and this is on a hill and there is a nice view on one side. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank BelaN74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked this cemetery better than the King's Chapel one, but not as much as the Granary. But I wouldn't skip this one. I had just been reading about the Salem Witch Trials so I was very interested in seeing the graves of both Cotton...More

Thank cheeseheadfamilyof4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is part of the Freedom Trail self-guided walking tour, and it's worth ambling through. I actually liked it better than Granary (arguably the more popular burial ground) b/c hardly anyone was there, and it offered a better view (of the sea).

Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 8 June 2018

this old cemetery provides not only the history of the grave markers, but the signage provides some interesting insights into the beginning of Boston.

Thank T P
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Rich history in a small beautiful graveyard. I really enjoyed reading the plaques here in Copp's Hill Burying Ground. They provide both a history of events and an explanation of what you see around yourself. Plus, bonus fun facts! For example, gravestones were often reused,...More

1  Thank Justin G
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Well worth a look at some quirky old headstones in this burying ground. It is free to look around and it is on the freedom trail. There are some notable old residents buried here too.

Thank Travelling_Choconut
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Make sure to stop in and take a stroll. Very old cemetery with a lot of history. A location for target practice for the British, just located at top of the hill by the Old North Church. Follow those red bricks.

Thank Pauline P
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Spent about 15 minutes wondering around this quaint cemetery. The place is small but very peaceful. So much history there ave the second oldest cemetery in Boston.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Copp's Hill Burying Ground is certainly worth the stop when Walking The Freedom Trail. It was originally named "North Burying Ground", and was the city's second cemetery. It contains more than 1200 marked graves, including the remains of various notable Bostonians from the colonial era...More

1  Thank Fred M
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This cemetery probably has the oldest graves in the city (1661) and is not visited as much as Granary is. I happened to go by it on my last day in Boston so I took the time to look around. There are a few signs...More

1  Thank jehenson81
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North End
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
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