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Historic Cemetery

Visitors to the green space of the Boston Common, in downtown, should ensure they wander around the Central Burying Ground on the Boylston Street side of the common. Established in 1756, this space was originally used as an overflow cemetery for British soldiers.

Some famous people are buried in the Central Burying Ground, including painter Gilbert Stuart and composer William Billings. Stuart's portrait of George Washington has adorned the one dollar bill for over a century, and Billings was a popular composer of choral music, hymns and anthems in the 1700s.

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