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Neighborhood Photo: Toppled Tree on Copp’s Hill

A linden tree at the corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets within Copp‘s Hill Burying Ground was toppled at 5:50 PM on October 7, 2020. Strong winds, lightning, and a brief but heavy downpour cast a dark shadow on Boston and surrounding towns on Wednesday evening. North End resident Tom Schiavoni shared the following Read More…


Copp’s Hill Moment: Pandemics and Graveyards

The three-month closure of Boston’s parks and cemeteries during the covid-19 outbreak led to the remarkable reappearance of Copp‘s Hill in its natural state. They’re gone now, likely never to reappear — wildflowers and meadow grass swaying gently in the harbor breezes on the lower slopes of an ancient graveyard. During the three-month shutdown of Read More…

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Boston and the North End’s Copp’s Hill Burying Ground in Global Bloomsday 2020 Film [Video]

Boston’s The Here Comes Everybody Players perform using words from James Joyce’s Ulysses in a 2020 short film named, A New Day Will Be, to celebrate Bloomsday, which is June 16th. The 3 1/2 minute film includes a clip from Copp’s Hill Burying Ground in Boston’s North End (1:42-1:45), featuring actor Donal O’Sullivan. Other performers Read More…

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Boston Tea Party Participants Honored with Commemorative Grave Markers in Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s Historic Burying Ground Initiative, placed commemorative markers at the gravesite of twenty-five known Boston Tea Party participants at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground in the North End on Friday morning. A total of sixty-three gravestones across Boston were marked by Read More…

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Memorial Day Tradition Continues at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground by Prince Hall Freemasons [Photos]

One of the century-old Memorial Day events in Boston’s North End is the annual Prince Hall Freemasons Memorial Service at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. The scene from today’s event remains strikingly similar to the 1908 service shown on the sign near the grave site. Escorting the Prince Hall Freemasons to Copp’s Hill were the Low Read More…

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Cryptic Stories: A Guided Tour of the Old North Church Crypt & Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Looking for a spooky good time this October? Love history, Halloween, and hearing stories from the past? Join Old North for CRYPTIC STORIES, a guided tour with exclusive access to Copp’s Hill Burying Ground and the crypt of the Old North Church. We’ll explore the burying ground, crypt, and tales of the individuals who lived Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Government

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground Recommended for Community Preservation Act Funding

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground has been recommended to receive $104,400 as part of the spring pilot program for the City’s Community Preservation Act funding. This program will fund ready-to-go projects focused on historic preservation, affordable housing, and parks and open space. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is one of 35 recommended projects, selected by the Community Preservation Read More…

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Historic Neighborhood Photo: Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

We all know that the North End is full of history… well this week’s photo of Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is a visual representation of that past. It was founded in 1659 and during that time over 10,000 merchants, artisans, craft people, and slaves were buried here, making it the largest colonial burying ground in Read More…

Health & Environment

150 Year Old Elm Tree Toppled at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Friday’s massive coastal storm not only flooded Boston’s waterfront, but the high winds took a toll on neighborhood trees. Most notably, this 150 year-old Elm tree was toppled at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Thanks to Thomas Schiavoni and Paul Foster for sharing these pictures.

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Neighborhood Photo: Snowy Sunday Morning at Copp’s Hill

Early Sunday morning at Copp’s Hill following last night’s snowstorm. Submitted by Paul Foster. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Submit your interesting photos by taging @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling us about your photo. See past neighborhood photo posts.