Grave Undertakings: Boston's Burying Grounds

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Upcoming Tours

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

Ticket Information

General Admission: $15
Boston By Foot Members: $5

Tour lasts 90 minutes.

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Grave Undertakings: Boston's Burying Grounds

June Tour of the Month

Explore three of downtown Boston's burying grounds and learn about the customs surrounding death and dying in Puritan New England. Dig deeper into the religious views, practices, symbolism, and traditions of death in Boston.

Beginning at King's Chapel Burying Ground, this tour will lift the veil of mystery surrounding gravestone art and how styles of gravestones changed over the years, how the poor were buried when there wasn’t room for a potter’s field, how the evolution of small, haphazardly laid out graveyards to modern-day suburban cemeteries was spearheaded in the Boston area.

Who knew death could be so much fun?

Schedule 2017

Sunday June 25, 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm

A special preview of this tour will be offered for BBF Members on Sunday, June 18 at 2:00 pm. Members attend for free and may bring guests for $5.

This tour can be scheduled as a private tour at any time with advance notice. Private tour rates do apply. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.