Boston MA (4) – Granary Burying Ground
The first time we came across this place was by accident. Wandering away from Boston Common, we headed north east on Tremont Street and discovered the grounds. What had surprised us more was that this is the resting place for Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Benjamin Franklin’s family (but not Ben himself). This untouched ground, established in 1660, was so peaceful.
Surrounded by office buildings
From the back of the grounds looking towards Tremont Street
“HERE LYES Y BODY OF MARY GOOSE WIFE TO JSAAC GOOSE; AGED 42 YEARS DEC’D OCTOBE Y 19, 1690”
Various historical meanings are given as to why coins are left by a headstone. However, no matter what the intention, it’s a show of respect and remembrance.
“HERE LIES BURIED THE BODY OF MR PAUL REVERE AGED 31 YEARS & 8 MONTHS HE DIED JULY 22, 1754”