Boston, Massachusetts: Mother Goose's Gravesite

This grave in an old Boston cemetery is promoted to tourists as Mother Goose's burial site -- the 1690 tombstone of Mary Goose, first wife of Isaac Goose. His second wife, the Mother Goose who is said to have actually inspired the fictional character might be buried here too, but no one is sure.

Granary Burial Ground

Address:
Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Directions:
Granary Burial Ground, just east of Boston Common and Park St. along Tremont St.
Hours:
Dusk till dawn
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Mary Goose grave.

Grave of Mother Goose

Mother "Mary" Goose is buried at the Granary Burial Ground in Boston.

[Kirsten, 11/15/2013]

Always a bit confusing: Mary Goose was the first wife of Isaac Goose; after she died, he married Elizabeth Foster (Goose), and they had a daughter, Elizabeth, who married Thomas Fleet, who wrote "Mother Goose's Melodies for Children" published in 1719. But Mary Goose's cool old Angel of Death tombstone is the Mother Goose tourist magnet.

Mother Goose's Gravesite

Some believe this to be the grave of the original Mother Goose. It is unclear whether or not her body is buried under this stone or elsewhere in the cemetery.

[Alisa Johnson, 11/29/2004]

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