Boston Massacre Memorial

Boston Common along Tremont Street

This monument to the five Boston Massacre victims of 1770 was created by sculptor Robert Kraus. The monument was opposed by some Bostonians, who considered the victims as rabble rousers. But John Boyle O'Reilly led the effort for the memorial, then wrote and recited a poem for the dedication in 1888. One of the five martyrs was an Irishman, Patrick Carr, who was the last to die. He is buried at the Granary Burying Ground. A cobblestone marker of the actual site of the Massacre is located in front of the Old State House on State Street.

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