in the Public Realm
King's Chapel Burying Ground
Historic Buildings: Cemetery

Peter Vanderwarker
  • Constructed, 1630
Landmark Designations
  • National Register of Historic Places
  • National Historic Landmark
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From 1630 to 1660, King's Chapel Burying Ground was Boston's only burying ground. Among those buried here are John Winthrop, Massachusetts's first Governor and Mary Chilton, who arrived aboard the Mayflower.

Watching Boston evolve can be, at times, like watching grass grow. These two photographs of King's Chapel Burying Ground, on Tremont Street near School, were made 40 years apart. Quickly, now, figure out what's changed. It's a game, like locating the hero of "Wheres Waldo?" Got it? Yes, i...
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Tremont Street & School Street
Boston, MA
United States

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