Eliot Burying Ground


Eliot Burying Ground dates from 1630. Formerly known as Old Roxbury Burying Ground and Eustis Street Burying Ground, it is the oldest burying ground in Roxbury and one of the three oldest historic burying grounds in Boston, with the first interment made in 1633. This burying ground was the site of the Roxbury Neck fortifications. At the time of the siege of Boston, American colonists built a redoubt in 1775 to defend the road to Dorchester and the entrance to the town of Roxbury. It extended from Eustis Street across Washington Street, and was called the Burying Ground Redoubt.

Be sure to visit the Eustis Street Firehouse next door!

Saturday: 10am-6pm and Sunday: 10am-6pm
20 Eustis St, Roxbury 02119

Eliot Burying Ground
Year: 1630

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