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The Old Granary Burying Ground is a location in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston in 2287. It is the third stop on the Freedom Trail.

Background[edit | edit source]

This burial ground was established in 1660, located on Tremont Street. It took its current name from a granary built on the adjacent plot in 1737. The granary was torn down and replaced by the Park Street Church in 1809, but the name persisted. Although it was the city of Boston's third-oldest cemetery,[1] the city's expansion consumed the other two burial grounds, making it the oldest surviving burial ground in Boston. Many famous Revolutionary War heroes were buried here, including John Hancock, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, Shem Drowne, and the victims of the Boston Massacre. In 2031, after the tragic death of Emilia Butler, the city council voted unanimously to have her remains interred here.[2][3] However, now the grave site is filled with feral ghouls.

Layout[edit | edit source]

The Old Granary burying ground is a small cemetery near the Massachusetts State House. It consists of a small section with several rows of headstones, many of which are toppled. An obelisk in the center rear is the most prominent, with the name "Franklin" on it. Just outside is a parked bus, and feral ghouls wander around the cemetery and on the bus.

This is a simple plot with several gravestones, centered around a memorial obelisk. A dead Gunner and a duffle bag are tucked into into the right corner of the plot.

Plaque[edit | edit source]

The Granary Burying Grounds were established in 1660 - making it the oldest surviving burial ground in Boston. Many famous Revolutionary War heroes were buried here including: John Hancock, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and the victims of the Boston Massacre. In 2031, after the tragic death of Emilia Butler, the city council voted unanimously to have her remains interred here.

Related quests[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The burying ground is the third stop on the Freedom Trail, with the code "2: A."
  • The metal plate under the name "Franklin" seems worn flat, with no legible words.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Old Granary burying ground appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The location is based on the real-world Granary Burying Ground in Boston. The real-world Granary Burying Ground is vastly larger, and judging by the size comparison of Park Street Church to the southwest, it would appear that the large brick building with the billboard for Back Bay Bowling was built on top of half of the original cemetery.
  • The Franklin obelisk is similar to one in the real world, as a memorial to several members of Benjamin Franklin's family. Benjamin Franklin himself is buried in Philadelphia.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Granary Burying Ground on Wikipedia
  2. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.472: "[14.02] OLD GRANARY BURYING GROUND
    This burial ground was established in 1660, making it the oldest surviving burial ground in Boston. Many famous Revolutionary War heroes were buried here, including John Hancock, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and the victims of the Boston Massacre. In 2031, after the tragic death of Emilia Butler, the city council voted unanimously to have her remains interred here.
    This is part of the Freedom Trail. The number “2” is daubed on the circular ground plaque pointing at the letter “A.” It is overrun by ferals. The adjacent church is sealed and cannot be entered."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
  3. Old Granary Burying Grounds plaque
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