The Phipps Street Burying Ground, dating back to 1630, was Charlestown's first cemetery, where soldiers who fought in King Phillips War were buried. Notable graves here include those of John Harvard - who founded Harvard University as his bequest, Nathaniel Gorham - a signer of the Constitution and president of the Continental Congress, Oliver Holden - hymn composer, and Thomas Beecher - one of the first settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Some of the most influential Charlestown families, including the Frothinghams, Hurds, Harvards, Phipps, Russells, and Hunnewells, were laid to rest here in small rectangular plots.
Phipps Street, Charlestown, MA, United States
Nearest Transit: Community College Station (Orange Line)
Phipps Street Burying Ground and Nearby Attractions on Map
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Boston National Historical Park Visitor Center(2.1 km)
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Boston Opera House(2.5 km)
African Meeting House(1.8 km)
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Pierce-Hichborn House Museum(1.8 km)
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