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Copp's Hill Burying Ground

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Copp's Hill Burying Ground
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Map MarkerNone (nearest: Pickman's Gallery)
QuestsThe Gilded Grasshopper
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So, Shem Drowne had himself buried with all his treasure. Guess some people just can't let go.

Nick Valentine, at the conclusion of the case of The Gilded Grasshopper.

The Copp's Hill Burying Ground is a historic cemetery in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts.


The city's second cemetery was established on February 20, 1659, when the town bought land on Copp's Hill from John Baker and Daniel Turell to start the "North Burying Ground". The following centuries saw two expansions; the first extension was made on January 7, 1708, the second on December 18, 1809. By 1840 the cemetery had fallen into near disuse, however Boston continued to maintain the site intermittently. Several notable graves of persons from the period such as Shem Drowne and Robert Newman rest here.[1] The graveyard would eventually be included in the Freedom Trail, and overseen by the Freedom Society.[2]


This roughly rectangular 2 acres of land lies between brick buildings on its north, east, and west sides. It's south entrance rests on Snow Hill Street. Most notable of the location in the cemetery is Shem Drowne's grave.

Notable loot

Inside the Shem Drowne's coffin rests the following items;

Behind the scenes

The tombstones on the graves are based on real historic tombstones in the area. The in-game tombstone for Shem Drowne is based on the tombstone of Mr. Thomas Webb, who is actually buried at the Old Granary Burying Ground. The tombstones themselves looks alike, only the engravings are mirrored.


Copp's Hill Burying Ground appears only in Fallout 4.


  1. Copp's Hill Burying Ground on Wikipedia
  2. The Freedom Trail's brickwork passes this historic cemetery.