Beneath King’s Chapel, the remains of about 150 people lie inside the crypt. The King’s Chapel crypt, an underground burial space found commonly underneath a European church, stands out as one of the last surviving in New England, and was constructed in the 1750s along with the current stone chapel. Records indicate that members of the church were also buried beneath the original wooden chapel.
Crypts are a strong representation of the importance Anglicans placed on their burial practices. Prior to the American Revolution, these underground burial spaces were a common feature in Anglican churches in the region, including Christ Church Boston (Old North Church), Trinity Church, and Christ Church Cambridge.
We are looking forward to offering our crypt tours as soon as we are safely able to! In the meantime, learn more about the King's Chapel Crypt here.