On Saturday, February 24, 2018 we will operate a tour shuttle between stops #11 and #13.  The shuttle stop at #11 is on Dalton Street at the Hilton across from the Sheraton.  The Shuttle stop in Cambridge replacing #13 is on Broadway in front of the Marriott Hotel.  We will use one of our Black Ghost and Gravestones trolleys.

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Kings Chapel & Burying Ground

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boston kings chapel

Kings Chapel is a Christian Unitarian church located on Tremont and School Streets. The church was organized in 1686 as an Anglican Church. In 1785 it became the oldest member of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the first Anglican Church. Beside the church is the Kings Chapel Burying Ground, which was Boston’s only burial ground for 30 years. Many historical figures are buried here, including John Winthrop, the colony governor, William Dawes, who rode with Paul Revere on the Midnight Ride, Mary Chilton, the first woman off the Mayflower, and William Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s father. The original building was a wooden church built in 1688 and it was replaced by the current stone building in 1754. The bell was hung in 1772 and was recast by Paul Revere in 1814; it still rings at services today.

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