Hello from Boston! I’ve been in the city for the past week attending a design conference, but the place is so beautiful and there are so many adorable little puritan cemeteries I just had to bring some beautiful taphology home for you.
The focus of today’s post is Old Granary Burial Ground. Third oldest cemetery in Boston, it was founded in 1660, and holds 2,345 marked graves. Despite the small number, it’s assumed that nearly 5,000 souls were laid to rest here, among them three signers of the Declaration of Independence (Sam Adams, John Hancock, Robert Treat Paine), Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin’s parents, and the five victims of the Boston Massacre. Yes, it’s also haunted.
I don’t want to speak too much about it, because sometimes, photos really do the work for me. So check it out, I’ve extracted a few of my favourites from my camera.
Hope you enjoyed!