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Copp's Hill Burying Ground Tours

Copp's Hill Burying Ground
The second-oldest cemetery in Boston, Copp's Hill Burying Ground is a landmark area and peak tourist attraction for those interested in the deep historical roots of Boston – one of the first cities built in the New World. Established in 1659, this burial ground is closing in on 400 years old, and with such tenure comes thousands of interred. A self-guided tour will reveal Boston’s long history of artisans, craftsmen, some notable founding fathers of Boston, as well as thousands of African Americans in unmarked graves on the Snowhill Street side of the burial ground.

Now a stop on the Freedom Trail, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground was added to the list of National Register of Historic Places in 1974 thanks to its repeated interest by tourists and photographers. Strolling the grounds will lend a new perspective on Boston, its peoples, and its history, perhaps best summarized by Thomas Williston’s grave, whose epitaph reads: “Stop here my friend and case an Eye. As you are now so once was I. As I am now, so you must be, prepare for death and follow me.” 

Practical Info

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located on Hull Street. 
Address: Hull Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm
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Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour

Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour

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Discover some of Boston’s deepest, darkest secrets on a “frightseeing” tour aboard the Trolley of the Doomed, which roams around the haunted streets and burial grounds of Boston. Your costumed host provides illuminating insights into the history of the city's spookiest sights such as Copp's Hill Burying Ground.
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  • 2 hours
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Boston's North End

Boston's North End "Little Italy" Pizza, Cannoli, and Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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Enjoy some of the best pizza in Boston on this walking food tour. Stroll through the city’s oldest neighborhoods, including, appropriately, Little Italy on the North End. Walk along the Freedom Trail that leads to 16 historically significant sites, like Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and the USS ‘Constitution,’ to name a few. Visit some of Boston's best pizzerias and enjoy a slice at each. It’s a fun and flavorful way to get to know Boston.
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Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour

Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour

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Get to know Boston on a private 3-hour drive along the Freedom Trail, which crosses through 16 historical locations key to the founding of the United States. Head to landmarks including the Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and the Paul Revere House, among others. Then take the Charlestown Bridge to the USS Constitution and view the Bunker Hill Monument. Travel in a climate-controlled vehicle with your own private driver-guide who shares live commentary about the sights. You select which stops along the Freedom Trail you would like to see, create your own itinerary with this unique, self-guided tour! Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
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Haunted History & Pizza Walking Tour

Haunted History & Pizza Walking Tour

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This tour combines spooky tales of Boston with the comforting taste of pizza. Over the course of 2 hours, stroll through Boston's North End neighborhood to learn about its murderous, haunted past, stopping on the way for three slices of pizza.
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Boston's Freedom Trail, 3 tours in 1, Smart Phone Guided Tour (GPS) - go anytime

Boston's Freedom Trail, 3 tours in 1, Smart Phone Guided Tour (GPS) - go anytime

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WalknTours is your personal tour guide. Pro Narration, theatrically crafted, go anytime. 1 purchase works on 4 devices. 3 Tours in 1. Contactless and social distance friendly. 3 Tours in 1 Experience 1. The Freedom Trail Part 1 - Revolutionary Boston 2. The Freedom Trail Part 2 - The North End 3. The Freedom Trail Part 3 - Charlestown, Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution Simply go to the Boston Common Visitors Center, press play and put your phone in your pocket. From there you are guided turn by turn along the revolutionary streets of Boston. Listen on headphones, bluetooth speakers or your phone. What makes this tour special? -The revolutionary narrator is one of a kind. -It's guided by your personal tour guide (AKA the WalknTours technology tour technology) -This is not a fact dumping tour. It's a freedom trail adventure. -Go anytime. Go at your own pace -Great bang for your buck. Get the revolutionary adventure for a fraction of the price of other tours.
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Boston North End Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Boston North End Tourist Scavenger Hunt

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Are you planning a visit to Boston? Our North End scavenger hunt will take you from Long Wharf to Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge through Quincy Market, Old North Church and Paul Revere Mall of course! You will have to solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. At each step, you will learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you. Boston is the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the largest city in this eastern state of the United States. Its own population is slightly less than 700,000, but its metropolitan area exceeded 4.5 million in 2017. It is a 3-hour self-guided walking tour you complete on your smartphone.
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Private Boston North End History & Pizza Walking Tour (up to 4 Guests)

Private Boston North End History & Pizza Walking Tour (up to 4 Guests)

Tour like a Local with a Private Guide! Treat yourself to some of the best pizza in Boston on this North End History & Pizza Walking Tour through Boston's "Little Italy". See the sights as you walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary Patriots like Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and George Washington. During this fun history walk you’ll see FIVE Freedom Trail sites, plus enjoy THREE different slices from some of Boston’s very best Pizzerias. Pizzerias on tour can rotate from day to day, and may include – a slice named in the “Top 25 Best” in America by a Famous Food Critic, a slice from Boston’s oldest Pizzeria with a brick oven from 1883, a “Secret Underground” spot for grilled flat-bread Pizza, or from a restaurant named one of the “Top 10 Best” Italian Restaurants in the World! Bonus Stop at Modern Pastry to finish with a FREE cannoli! See top Boston sites including Paul Revere House, the Skinny House, Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution, and Copp's Hill Cemetery.
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  • 2 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Copp's Hill Burying Ground hours of operation?
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Copp's Hill Burying Ground hours of operation: Daily 9am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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