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Mother Goose’s Headstone in Boston Granary Burial Grounds


The grave site and headstone of Mother Goose.

The grave of Mother Goose lies in the Granary Burial Ground Cemetery in the middle of downtown Boston. There are claims that this grave is not the actual Mother Goose and that Mother Goose stories appeared well before the life of Mary Goose, but in Boston, it is widely accepted that this is the actual Mother Goose. According to her headstone, Mother Goose (whose real first name is Mary) died in 1690, about thirty years after the cemetery first opened. Other notable historical figures in this cemetery include John Hancock, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, Crispus Attucks and many others who were prominent figures in the history of Boston.

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