Map of Stops on Walking Tour (Click on map to see where you are)
Every weathered gravestone in Lexington’s Old Burying Ground has its own unique story. The earliest grave here dates to 1690. The epitaphs are gems of poetic verse. The memorial marker for Captain Parker of the Lexington militia lies nearby the grave of a British soldier wounded on the Battle Green. During this short stroll through the graveyard, you will visit the resting places of some of Lexington’s earliest inhabitants and hear their stories.
As you walk down the paved path into the Burying ground, note the earthen graves to your right. One of those buried behind the brick wall, is William Munroe, owner of Munroe Tavern at the time of the Revolution.
Please proceed to stop #1: The Childs Family's Graves