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Common Burial Ground

  • Farewell St. Map It
  • Cemetery

Published 07/11/2016

Fodor's Review

Among those buried in this graveyard, which dates to the 17th century, are several governors, a Declaration of Independence signatory, famous lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis, and Desire Tripp, whose unusual February 1786 gravestone commemorates the amputation of her arm. Many tombstones were made in the stone-carving shop of John Stevens, which opened in 1705 and still operates today.

Sight Information

Address:

Farewell St., , Rhode Island, 02840, USA

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Phone:

401-841–8770

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 07/11/2016

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