Old buildings in Boston

January 4, 2015
Old buildings in Boston

Our mission at Old Town Trolley Tours is to provide the Best Sightseeing Tour for new and historical attractions in Boston. Many visitors are interested in seeing all the colonial sites and taking an Old Town Trolley Tour is the most efficient way to accomplish that goal. This guide will help you plan your vacation around the oldest attractions in Boston and give you insights on which trolley stops are most important to visit.

Oldest Attractions in Boston- Historical Cemeteries

Kings Chapel Burying Ground - 1630
Old Town Trolley Stop #5
Boston’s only burial grounds for 29 years (1630-1659) sits on Tremont Street next to the King’s Chapel. The tombstones in this historic cemetery are kept in impeccable condition considering they are more than 350 years old. If you are interested in learning more about the burial grounds while you are traveling in Boston, then sign up for a Ghosts & Gravestones tour. You'll enjoy a great frightseeing tour and stories about the ghosts of Boston’s past.

Copps Hill Burying Ground - 1659
Old Town Trolley Stop #2
Part of the National Historic Register and Freedom Trail, this was the second cemetery created in Boston. Notable Boston colonists were buried here along with many artisans, craftsmen, and merchants.

Granary Burying Ground - 1660
Old Town Trolley Stop #15
Named for the building that stored grain next to it, the Granary Burying Ground is probably the most famous cemetery in Boston. Some of the most famous citizens in Boston History are buried here including John Hancock, John Adams, Paul Revere, the parents of Benjamin Franklin, and Samuel Adams. A very interesting fact about this cemetery is that there are about 5, 000 people buried here, but only 2, 300 tombstones. That is because each grave contained up to 20 bodies per family. Be sure to visit this burying ground while traveling along the Freedom Trail.

Oldest Attractions in Boston - Historical Buildings

Paul Revere House - 1680
Old Town Trolley Stop #2
As the oldest building in Boston, the Paul Revere house boasts many historical artifacts from his family who lived there during the American Revolution. About 80-90% of the structure is original from 1680. The house itself is definitely not as spectacular as some of the public buildings and churches from colonial Boston, however it does give you a great sense of colonial family living.

Pierce Hichborn House- 1711
Old Town Trolley Stop #2
Located adjacent to the Paul Revere house is one of the oldest Boston attractions: The Pierce-Hichborn House. This historic Boston attraction is one of the earliest surviving brick structures in Boston and was owned...

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