There are lots of historic sites in Boston, but this is one that I’ve never considered before. Along the Freedom Trail is a gem of a cemetery called the Granary Burial Ground, which I recently visited for the first time on a beautiful sunny day. Imagine, if you will, some of the biggest names from the Revolutionary era.
George Washington? No, sorry, he was a Virginian and isn’t buried here.
Thomas Jefferson? See the above answer.
Benjamin Franklin? Not buried here, but his parents are.
Paul Revere? Yes, he’s buried here.
Sam Adams? Yes, but there’s no mention of his brewing activities ; )
The victims of the Boston Massacre? All buried here.
John Hancock? Buried here, beneath a strangely phallic tombstone.
If there was such a thing as Who’s Who of the American Revolution, you’d find some of its most prominent members there. And for this reason it shouldn’t be missed on a future trip to Boston. The City Hall building, on the other hand, can be safely ignored.