Official Sites on the Trail. Your visit to Boston must include a Walk Into History along the Freedom Trail. You can start your Freedom Trail tour at the beginning, middle, or end and wend your way through the modern city streets. This is Boston's (and your) indoor/outdoor history experience. The Freedom Trail has 16 official sites.
When Faneuil Hall Marketplace (FHM) was reopened in 1976, there was a conscious effort to provide an eclectic mix of shopping options but with an emphasis on locally sourced items and on quality. The Marketplace had artisans selling their handmade wares from antique-style pushcarts while the South Market and North Market buildings hosted signature retail shops.
Boston Parks and Recreation Department grows all the plants used in bedding-out the Public Garden in their greenhouses. Over 80 species of plants are cultivated there for future plantings in the Garden and more than 50 other locations around the city. Due to the wide variety of plants and its romantic setting, the Garden attracts many weddings.
The North End, settled in the early 1600s by the English Puritans, is the oldest neighborhood in Boston. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground contains more than 2,200 markers, the earliest dating back to 1661. A large part of the Freedom Trail runs through the North End. It is also home to the Paul Revere House.
Fenway Park, like Wrigley Field, represents something special about America's greatest sport and about those who love it. We drove from Asheville, NC, to see the Atlanta Braves play the Sox... We drove from Asheville, NC, to see the Atlanta Braves play the Sox...
About Beacon Hill. Think Cobblestone Streets and brick town homes lining gas-lit, tree-lined sidewalks is a thing of the past? Check out Beacon Hill. One of Boston's most famous zip codes is one of the most charming neighborhoods in the city. Rich in history and teeming with significance, Beacon Hill welcomes visitors to explore.
About Museum of Fine Arts Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.
On June 17, 1775, New England soldiers faced the British army for the first time in a pitched battle. Popularly known as "The Battle of Bunker Hill," bloody fighting took place throughout a hilly landscape of fenced pastures that were situated across the Charles River from Boston.
At the USS Constitution Museum you don't just learn about history, you EXPERIENCE it! Furl a a sail, fire a cannon, and scrub the decks to learn what life was like at sea over 200 years ago. Fun for all ages, admission is simply by donation! Located across from the ship in the historic Boston National Park, Charlestown Navy Yard. Open Daily. The Museum is private non-profit Museum and is operated separately from USS Constitution (the Ship).
Youth programs, visitor services, research, wildlife management, and more are coordinated on the park's 34 islands and peninsulas by the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. Come Visit the Islands! Plan your adventure at Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.
Town officials set aside for burials part of what was then the Boston Common to help alleviate overcrowding in the nearby King's Chapel Burying Ground. The Granary Burying Ground took its present name in 1737 when a granary, a small building used to store grain, was moved to the site presently occupied by the Park Street Church.
For 100 years, Boston Children's Museum has been a leader in Boston and within the museum community worldwide. The Museum is a private, non-profit, educational institution that is recognized internationally as a research and development center and pacesetter for children's exhibitions, educational programs and curriculum.
The museum’s historic Great Mammal Hall displays three huge whale skeletons suspended from the ceiling above bison and a 15-foot tall giraffe. Explore a timeline of our planet's history, as well as some 3,000 rare minerals and gemstones in the Earth & Planetary Sciences gallery.
The John Hancock Tower is the tallest building in New England, and stands on its own in Copley Square, away from the high-rise area of Boston's downtown. The John Hancock Tower is the tallest building in New England, and stands on its own in Copley Square, away from the high-rise area of Boston's downtown.
Visit the Skywalk Observatory, Boston’s only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston and beyond. Let your eyes and ears do the walking as you experience the exclusive state-of-the-art Antenna Audio Tour detailing the city’s many points of historic and cultural interest.
The Old South Meeting House is a historic Congregational church building located at the corner of Milk and Washington Streets in the Downtown Crossing area of Boston, Massachusetts, built in 1729. It gained fame as the organizing point for the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773.
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The Emerald Necklace is considered one of Olmsted's finest works. The parks in this system are designated Boston Landmarks and are listed on the National Register of historic Places. Today, a century after the last of the parks was completed, they continue to attract visitors from all over the world.