Granary Burying Ground

Boston
MA

Portrait by Artist to Come


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Established in 1660, it contains some 1,600 graves including Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and James Otis, Jr. Dr. Joseph Warren, who died in the Battle of Bunker Hill, was also buried there but later moved to Forest Hills Cemetery. Part of the Freedom Trail™.

The most inadvertently prophetic words that Adams ever uttered were his last: Thomas Jefferson survives. For it was the Jeffersonian image that broke free of the aggregated anonymity, the founders or the fathers, and eventually ascended into heaven with Washington. During the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Jeffersonian legacy became the most adaptable and all-purpose political touchstone in American political history.

Joseph J. Ellis
Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams (1993)