Paul Revere

revere2December 21, 1734 – May 10, 1818

“The Midnight Ride” of Paul Revere is one of the most famous moments in American history. Revere, a Boston silversmith, alerted the colonial militias – along with fellow-Patriot, William Dawes – that the British army was mobilizing toward the caches of weapons in Concord. His warning prefaced the first skirmishes in the American Revolutionary War. It was immortalized by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and has become nothing short of legend in the States. Revere himself went on to serve in the war before returning to his craft and was a pioneer in modern manufacturing and artisan techniques.  To this day, you can’t visit Boston without tripping over nearly every aspect of Revere’s life.


The Granary Burial Ground – Boston, MA


Specific Location

At the back of the cemetery; his grave is a focal point of the small historic cemetery and is easy to find.


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