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Central Burying Ground

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Published 08/20/2030

Fodor's Review

The Central Burying Ground may seem an odd feature for a public park, but remember that in 1756, when the land was set aside, this was a lonely corner of the Common. It's the final resting place of Tories and Patriots alike, as well as many British casualties of the Battle of Bunker Hill. The most famous person buried here is Gilbert Stuart, the portraitist best known for his likenesses of George and Martha Washington; he died a poor man in 1828. The Burying Ground is open daily 9 to 5.

Sight Information

Address:

Boylston St. near Tremont, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116, USA

Published 08/20/2030

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