Old Granary Burial Ground

Old Granary Burial Ground

1660

Preservation Achievement Award, 2012

Passing through the Egyptian-style granite gateway designed by that multitalented man, Solomon Willard, one enters one of the most illustrious cemeteries in the country, nestled among the tall nineteenth-century buildings that surround it. Not only Paul Revere but Samuel Adams, Gov. John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin’s parents, Peter Faneuil, and Robert Treat Paine lie buried here, along with many other patriots and victims of the Boston Massacre. The cemetery is named after the granary that once stood next to it on the site of Park Street Church.