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Guidebook for Boston

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Guidebook for Boston

Food Scene
Lasagna & meatballs, tiramisu & other Italian comfort food served in casual traditional quarters.
Mario's
347 Chelsea Street
Lasagna & meatballs, tiramisu & other Italian comfort food served in casual traditional quarters.
Homey family-owned restaurant known for homemade pasta & Italian comfort-food favorites.
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Rino's Place
258 Saratoga Street
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Homey family-owned restaurant known for homemade pasta & Italian comfort-food favorites.
Generations-old recipes & made-to-order pizzas served at this old-school Italian spot with patio.
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Italian Express Pizzeria
336 Sumner St
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Generations-old recipes & made-to-order pizzas served at this old-school Italian spot with patio.
Casual, colorful eatery & bar offering Mexican & Central American fare, including breakfast.
Mi Pueblito Restaurant
333 Border Street
Casual, colorful eatery & bar offering Mexican & Central American fare, including breakfast.
Small, cheerful spot crafting Mexican dishes hailing from Puebla for breakfast and lunch.
Angela's Cafe Orient Heights
1012 Bennington St
Small, cheerful spot crafting Mexican dishes hailing from Puebla for breakfast and lunch.
Old-fashioned staple dishing up Italian red-sauce classics amid presidential memorabilia since 1924.
Jeveli's
387 Chelsea Street
Old-fashioned staple dishing up Italian red-sauce classics amid presidential memorabilia since 1924.
Generous ceviche portions plus both offal & veggie fare are served at this informal Peruvian choice.
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Rincon Limeño
409 Chelsea Street
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Generous ceviche portions plus both offal & veggie fare are served at this informal Peruvian choice.
Relaxed counter-service eatery offering classic sandwiches, salads, pizzas & pasta dishes.
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Dough East Boston
20 Maverick Street
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Relaxed counter-service eatery offering classic sandwiches, salads, pizzas & pasta dishes.
Small, cheerful corner spot crafting Mexican dishes hailing from Puebla from breakfast until dinner.
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Angela's Cafe Eagle Hill
131 Lexington Street
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Small, cheerful corner spot crafting Mexican dishes hailing from Puebla from breakfast until dinner.
Old-school, no-frills joint known for classic NY-style pies & grilled-meat skewers. Cash only.
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Santarpio's Pizza
111 Chelsea St
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Old-school, no-frills joint known for classic NY-style pies & grilled-meat skewers. Cash only.
Family-run outfit serving waffles, omelets & sandwiches in a comfy space with Disney-themed murals.
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Donna's Restaurant
980 Saratoga Street
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Family-run outfit serving waffles, omelets & sandwiches in a comfy space with Disney-themed murals.
Brinkleys Restaurant & Pub
225 William F McClellan Hwy
ustralian fare, including savory meat & vegetable pies, in a cozy cafe with seasonal patio seating.
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KO Catering and Pies
256 Marginal Street
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ustralian fare, including savory meat & vegetable pies, in a cozy cafe with seasonal patio seating.
Italian favorites presented in a warm, cozy environment with traditional accents & a full bar.
D'Parma Italian Cuisine
182 Sumner Street
Italian favorites presented in a warm, cozy environment with traditional accents & a full bar.
Historic East Boston space offering American plates with global style, craft beers & water views.
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Cunard Tavern
24 Orleans St
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Historic East Boston space offering American plates with global style, craft beers & water views.
Low-key joint dispensing roast beef sandwiches, seafood specials & more over the counter.
Royals
752 Bennington St
Low-key joint dispensing roast beef sandwiches, seafood specials & more over the counter.
Casual choice for Latin American BBQ fare including sirloin steak, beef ribs & daily menu specials.
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Oliveira's Restaurant
297 Chelsea Street
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Casual choice for Latin American BBQ fare including sirloin steak, beef ribs & daily menu specials.
Friendly neighborhood standby for Italian-American comfort fare with an old-fashioned feel.
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Kelley Square Pub
84 Bennington Street
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Friendly neighborhood standby for Italian-American comfort fare with an old-fashioned feel.
Corner restaurant serving classic Vietnamese noodle soups, rice dishes and other fare.
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Saigon Hut
305 Meridian Street
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Corner restaurant serving classic Vietnamese noodle soups, rice dishes and other fare.
Breakfast-through-dinner hangout with coffee bar & kitchen offering Italian & Latin cuisine.
Luna's Italian & Latin Cuisine
945 Saratoga St
Breakfast-through-dinner hangout with coffee bar & kitchen offering Italian & Latin cuisine.
Compact, unpretentious eatery serving from a menu of traditional Mexican dishes.
La Cancun
192 Sumner Street
Compact, unpretentious eatery serving from a menu of traditional Mexican dishes.
East Boston House of Pizza
271 Meridian St
Familiar Mexican staples, Salvadoran dishes & breakfast specials in a casual, counter-serve setting.
Cactus Mexican Grill
44 Maverick Street
Familiar Mexican staples, Salvadoran dishes & breakfast specials in a casual, counter-serve setting.
Informal outfit turning out pupusas, tacos, burritos & other Mexican & Latin American eats.
Taco Mex
65 Maverick Square
Informal outfit turning out pupusas, tacos, burritos & other Mexican & Latin American eats.
Hong Kong Harbor
5 Maverick Square
Basic counter-serve eatery offering a big menu of standard Chinese fare, including lunch specials.
Chinese Dragon
380 Chelsea St
Basic counter-serve eatery offering a big menu of standard Chinese fare, including lunch specials.
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Maverick Marketplace Cafe
154 Maverick Street
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Little Asia Restaurant
991 Bennington Street
Compact, informal Vietnamese joint with beef noodle soup & many specialty dishes
New Saigon No alcohol restaurant...
985 Bennington Street
Compact, informal Vietnamese joint with beef noodle soup & many specialty dishes
Late-night outpost featuring a variety of Chinese staples at the counter in an unpretentious space.
Great Chef Chinese Food
390 Chelsea St
Late-night outpost featuring a variety of Chinese staples at the counter in an unpretentious space.
Alfresco waterfront locale with coastal dishes, refreshing drinks & nautical style
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ReelHouse East Boston Waterfront
6 New St
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Alfresco waterfront locale with coastal dishes, refreshing drinks & nautical style
Established in 1969, this compact pizzeria offers pies, subs, burgers & other ea
DaCoopas Pizza
474 Saratoga St
Established in 1969, this compact pizzeria offers pies, subs, burgers & other ea
Mi Pueblito Orient Heights
964 Saratoga St
No-frills Central American joint serving a menu of burritos, tacos, quesadillas & pupusas.
La Reina Cafeteria
80 Bennington Street
No-frills Central American joint serving a menu of burritos, tacos, quesadillas & pupusas.
Casual counter-serve chain serving a variety of chicken wings & sides in an aviation-themed space.
Wingstop
173 Border St
Casual counter-serve chain serving a variety of chicken wings & sides in an aviation-themed space.
Family-owned counter-serve spot boasting a large menu of familiar Italian dishes & an array of subs.
Meridian Food Market
121 Meridian Street
Family-owned counter-serve spot boasting a large menu of familiar Italian dishes & an array of subs.
Pizza Shuttle
239 Meridian St
Lines form for the raw bar & warm, buttered lobster rolls at this tiny, high-end oyster bar.
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Neptune Oyster
63 Salem St # 1
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Lines form for the raw bar & warm, buttered lobster rolls at this tiny, high-end oyster bar.
Historic eatery serving chowder & other New England seafood standards since 1826.
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Union Oyster House
41 Union Street
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Historic eatery serving chowder & other New England seafood standards since 1826.
Locals like to give it a bad rap, but there’s something to be said for this National Historic Landmark, which the National Park Service designated as the oldest continually run restaurant and oyster bar in the United States and the oldest standing brick building in Boston’s Georgian architecture (it was constructed in 1717). Before it opened as a restaurant in 1826, it was a private home. Diners over the years include a veritable who’s who of the rich and powerful including Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and William Clinton, as well as governors, athletes, and movie stars. It is highly recommended to follow the example of Daniel Webster, a regular in the 1840s and 1850s, who sat at the raw bar and downed oysters with a brandy and water. Make sure to chat with the shuckers, some of whom have worked there for decades.
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Union Oyster House
41 Union Street
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Locals like to give it a bad rap, but there’s something to be said for this National Historic Landmark, which the National Park Service designated as the oldest continually run restaurant and oyster bar in the United States and the oldest standing brick building in Boston’s Georgian architecture (it was constructed in 1717). Before it opened as a restaurant in 1826, it was a private home. Diners over the years include a veritable who’s who of the rich and powerful including Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and William Clinton, as well as governors, athletes, and movie stars. It is highly recommended to follow the example of Daniel Webster, a regular in the 1840s and 1850s, who sat at the raw bar and downed oysters with a brandy and water. Make sure to chat with the shuckers, some of whom have worked there for decades.
Drinks & Nightlife
This hangout with Mexican & Salvadoran fare has a full bar, frequent live music & late-night hours.
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La Hacienda
150 Meridian Street
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This hangout with Mexican & Salvadoran fare has a full bar, frequent live music & late-night hours.
Renegades Pub
1004 Bennington St
Stand-alone & airport wine bars offering lunch, dinner & small plates with custom-paired wines.
Vino Volo
1 Harborside Dr
Stand-alone & airport wine bars offering lunch, dinner & small plates with custom-paired wines.
The Hyatt Harborside's dining option with a patio for local fare & panoramic ocean views.
Harborside Grill and Patio
101 Harborside Drive
The Hyatt Harborside's dining option with a patio for local fare & panoramic ocean views.
Parks & Nature
Landscaped park with harbor views, a fitness area, playgrounds & access to community sailing center.
Piers Park Sailing Center
95 Marginal St
Landscaped park with harbor views, a fitness area, playgrounds & access to community sailing center.
Boston Common is a central public park in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is sometimes erroneously referred to as the Boston Commons. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States.
Boston Common Garage
0 Charles Street
Boston Common is a central public park in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is sometimes erroneously referred to as the Boston Commons. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States.
The Public Garden, also known as Boston Public Garden, is a large park in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, adjacent to Boston Common.
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Boston Public Garden
4 Charles Street
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The Public Garden, also known as Boston Public Garden, is a large park in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, adjacent to Boston Common.
The Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area is a National Recreation Area situated among the islands of Boston Harbor of Boston, Massachusetts.
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Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
191w Atlantic Avenue
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The Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area is a National Recreation Area situated among the islands of Boston Harbor of Boston, Massachusetts.
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is an arboretum located in the Jamaica Plain and Roslindale sections of Boston, Massachusetts. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and is the second largest "link" in the Emerald Necklace.
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Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
125 Arborway
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The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is an arboretum located in the Jamaica Plain and Roslindale sections of Boston, Massachusetts. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and is the second largest "link" in the Emerald Necklace.
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is a linear park located in several Downtown Boston neighborhoods. It consists of landscaped gardens, promenades, plazas, fountains, art, and specialty lighting systems that stretch over one mile through the Chinatown, Financial District, Waterfront, and North End neighborhoods.
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Rose Kennedy Greenway
185 Kneeland St
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The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is a linear park located in several Downtown Boston neighborhoods. It consists of landscaped gardens, promenades, plazas, fountains, art, and specialty lighting systems that stretch over one mile through the Chinatown, Financial District, Waterfront, and North End neighborhoods.
The Boston National Historical Park is an association of sites that showcase Boston's role in the American Revolution. It was designated a national park on October 1, 1974. Seven of the eight sites are connected by the Freedom Trail, a walking tour of downtown Boston.
Boston National Historical Park
The Boston National Historical Park is an association of sites that showcase Boston's role in the American Revolution. It was designated a national park on October 1, 1974. Seven of the eight sites are connected by the Freedom Trail, a walking tour of downtown Boston.
Boston’s Public Garden, located in Beacon Hill, is America’s oldest botanical garden. The 24-acre park boasts beautiful formal plantings, the world’s smallest suspension bridge, and its main attraction, an almost 4-acre pond, home to Boston’s famous Swan Boats. Astoundingly, these foot-pedal powered boats shaped like giant swans have plied the waters of the pond since 1877. No visit to Boston in the warm weather is complete without taking a ride on one (a captain supplies the foot power). A natural follow-up to a ride is to pay a visit to the Make Way for Ducklings bronze sculptures, done by Nancy Schön, as a tribute to the 1941 classic children’s story by Robert McCloskey.
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Swan Boats
4 Charles Street South
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Boston’s Public Garden, located in Beacon Hill, is America’s oldest botanical garden. The 24-acre park boasts beautiful formal plantings, the world’s smallest suspension bridge, and its main attraction, an almost 4-acre pond, home to Boston’s famous Swan Boats. Astoundingly, these foot-pedal powered boats shaped like giant swans have plied the waters of the pond since 1877. No visit to Boston in the warm weather is complete without taking a ride on one (a captain supplies the foot power). A natural follow-up to a ride is to pay a visit to the Make Way for Ducklings bronze sculptures, done by Nancy Schön, as a tribute to the 1941 classic children’s story by Robert McCloskey.
The winter equivalent to a summer Swan Boat ride in the Public Garden is to take a spin on ice-skates on the Frog Pond in the adjacent Boston Common. To ice skate on the pond at night with the golden dome of the State House and twinkling lights in the trees as a backdrop is one for the memory books. The 50-acre park, founded in 1634, is the oldest public park in the United States. Locals grazed their cattle on it until 1830. The Frog Pond is situated on the site of a former natural pond, which in 1848 was turned into a fountain to celebrate the city’s new public water system.
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Boston Common Frog Pond
38 Beacon Street
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The winter equivalent to a summer Swan Boat ride in the Public Garden is to take a spin on ice-skates on the Frog Pond in the adjacent Boston Common. To ice skate on the pond at night with the golden dome of the State House and twinkling lights in the trees as a backdrop is one for the memory books. The 50-acre park, founded in 1634, is the oldest public park in the United States. Locals grazed their cattle on it until 1830. The Frog Pond is situated on the site of a former natural pond, which in 1848 was turned into a fountain to celebrate the city’s new public water system.
Don’t miss the chance to hop on a ferry and visit the Boston Harbor Islands, which are just a short ferry ride away from downtown Boston. From May through October, visitors can explore old forts, beaches, hiking trails, and even the nation’s oldest continually used light station. Other activities include clambakes, live music, overnight camping, and more. Georges and Spectacle Islands are the most popular to visit. Georges is home to the Civil War-era Fort Warren, while Spectacle Island, which has served as farmland, a quarantine hospital, a glue factory, a resort, and a landfill, has a beach (with lifeguards), miles of trails and the highest viewing point of any of the islands, at 155 feet.
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Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
191w Atlantic Avenue
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Don’t miss the chance to hop on a ferry and visit the Boston Harbor Islands, which are just a short ferry ride away from downtown Boston. From May through October, visitors can explore old forts, beaches, hiking trails, and even the nation’s oldest continually used light station. Other activities include clambakes, live music, overnight camping, and more. Georges and Spectacle Islands are the most popular to visit. Georges is home to the Civil War-era Fort Warren, while Spectacle Island, which has served as farmland, a quarantine hospital, a glue factory, a resort, and a landfill, has a beach (with lifeguards), miles of trails and the highest viewing point of any of the islands, at 155 feet.
This delightful string of six green spaces and parks runs seven miles from one end of the city to the other. Designed in the late 19th century by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (who also designed New York’s Central Park and many other green spaces), the parks are composed of the Back Bay Fens, the Riverway, Olmsted Park, Jamaica Pond, Arnold Arboretum, and Franklin Park. You can walk along shady paths, row on Jamaica Pond, play golf or visit the zoo at Franklin Park or just sit under a tree for a breath of fresh air. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy provides tours, maps, exhibits, and other info from its visitor center in the Back Bay Fens.
Emerald Necklace
This delightful string of six green spaces and parks runs seven miles from one end of the city to the other. Designed in the late 19th century by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (who also designed New York’s Central Park and many other green spaces), the parks are composed of the Back Bay Fens, the Riverway, Olmsted Park, Jamaica Pond, Arnold Arboretum, and Franklin Park. You can walk along shady paths, row on Jamaica Pond, play golf or visit the zoo at Franklin Park or just sit under a tree for a breath of fresh air. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy provides tours, maps, exhibits, and other info from its visitor center in the Back Bay Fens.
The golden-domed Massachusetts State House is an iconic site from the outside, but take a free tour inside to learn all about its history. The land it sits on was originally used as John Hancock’s cow pasture. The building was designed by Charles Bulfinch and completed in 1798 and its cornerstone was laid by Samuel Adams in 1795. The copper dome was installed by Paul Revere in 1802 (it was later covered in gold). A fun fact is that the State House is home to the Sacred Cod, which visitors can find in the House of Representatives Chamber. A version of the almost five-foot-long wooden cod, which symbolizes the importance of the salt cod industry to the area, was first installed in the Old State House in 1784.
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New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
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The golden-domed Massachusetts State House is an iconic site from the outside, but take a free tour inside to learn all about its history. The land it sits on was originally used as John Hancock’s cow pasture. The building was designed by Charles Bulfinch and completed in 1798 and its cornerstone was laid by Samuel Adams in 1795. The copper dome was installed by Paul Revere in 1802 (it was later covered in gold). A fun fact is that the State House is home to the Sacred Cod, which visitors can find in the House of Representatives Chamber. A version of the almost five-foot-long wooden cod, which symbolizes the importance of the salt cod industry to the area, was first installed in the Old State House in 1784.
From the ashes, so to speak, of the Big Dig, one of Boston’s longest construction projects, came this 1.5-mile-long park, which traverses several Boston waterfront neighborhoods. The park is packed with amenities and activities, from farmers markets to beer gardens to food trucks to outdoor movie screenings. There’s also live music, temporary exhibits, edible herb gardens, seven splash fountains, and much, much more. Kids will adore the custom-made New England-centric carousel, which features a seal, a peregrine falcon, a sea turtle, a lobster, a green grasshopper, and a whimsical sea creature instead of the usual four-legged creatures.
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Rose Kennedy Greenway
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From the ashes, so to speak, of the Big Dig, one of Boston’s longest construction projects, came this 1.5-mile-long park, which traverses several Boston waterfront neighborhoods. The park is packed with amenities and activities, from farmers markets to beer gardens to food trucks to outdoor movie screenings. There’s also live music, temporary exhibits, edible herb gardens, seven splash fountains, and much, much more. Kids will adore the custom-made New England-centric carousel, which features a seal, a peregrine falcon, a sea turtle, a lobster, a green grasshopper, and a whimsical sea creature instead of the usual four-legged creatures.
Sightseeing
Boston's Old City Hall was home to its city council from 1865 to 1969. It was one of the first buildings in the French Second Empire style to be built in the United States.
Boston's Old City Hall
45 School Street
Boston's Old City Hall was home to its city council from 1865 to 1969. It was one of the first buildings in the French Second Empire style to be built in the United States.
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
Old South Meeting House
310 Washington St
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
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts, that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. Marked largely with brick, it winds between Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.
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Freedom Trail
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The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts, that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. Marked largely with brick, it winds between Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.
The North End, Boston’s Little Italy, is a maze of narrow streets with some of the city’s oldest buildings. On the self-guided Freedom Trail, tourists pass historic sites like the 1680 Paul Revere House and the Old North Church, which played a key role at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Italian restaurants, coffeehouses, pastry shops and old-school delis pack the area, especially on lively Hanover Street.
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North End
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The North End, Boston’s Little Italy, is a maze of narrow streets with some of the city’s oldest buildings. On the self-guided Freedom Trail, tourists pass historic sites like the 1680 Paul Revere House and the Old North Church, which played a key role at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Italian restaurants, coffeehouses, pastry shops and old-school delis pack the area, especially on lively Hanover Street.
One of Boston’s most picturesque areas, tony Beacon Hill has steep streets lined with Federal-style and Victorian brick row houses lit by antique lanterns. The gold-domed Massachusetts State House overlooks Boston Common, with its winter skating pond. Across Charles Street, home to chic boutiques and antiques shops, is the formal Public Garden. The Charles River Esplanade’s Hatch Shell hosts summer concerts.
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Beacon Hill
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One of Boston’s most picturesque areas, tony Beacon Hill has steep streets lined with Federal-style and Victorian brick row houses lit by antique lanterns. The gold-domed Massachusetts State House overlooks Boston Common, with its winter skating pond. Across Charles Street, home to chic boutiques and antiques shops, is the formal Public Garden. The Charles River Esplanade’s Hatch Shell hosts summer concerts.
Affluent Back Bay is a shopping and dining destination. Along Newbury Street, well-heeled locals frequent designer boutiques, fashion chains, art galleries and patio cafes set in elegant brick townhouses. Expansive Copley Square is flanked by 1800s landmarks Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library. Mansions dot the neighborhood’s tree-lined streets, many on Paris-inspired Commonwealth Avenue.
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Back Bay Station
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Affluent Back Bay is a shopping and dining destination. Along Newbury Street, well-heeled locals frequent designer boutiques, fashion chains, art galleries and patio cafes set in elegant brick townhouses. Expansive Copley Square is flanked by 1800s landmarks Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library. Mansions dot the neighborhood’s tree-lined streets, many on Paris-inspired Commonwealth Avenue.
Boston Harbor is a natural harbor and estuary of Massachusetts Bay, and is located adjacent to the city of Boston, Massachusetts. It is home to the Port of Boston, a major shipping facility in the northeastern United States.
Boston Harbor
Boston Harbor is a natural harbor and estuary of Massachusetts Bay, and is located adjacent to the city of Boston, Massachusetts. It is home to the Port of Boston, a major shipping facility in the northeastern United States.
Hallowed 18th-century church & launch point for Paul Revere's revolutionary ride, with tours & more.
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Old North Church
193 Salem Street
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Hallowed 18th-century church & launch point for Paul Revere's revolutionary ride, with tours & more.
The Bunker Hill Monument was erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was among the first major battles between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War, fought there June 17, 1775.
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Bunker Hill Monument
Monument Square
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The Bunker Hill Monument was erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was among the first major battles between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War, fought there June 17, 1775.
Copley Square, named for painter John Singleton Copley, is a public square in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, bounded by Boylston Street, Clarendon Street, St. James Avenue, and Dartmouth Street. Prior to 1883 it was known as Art Square due to its many cultural institutions, some of which remain today.
Copley Square (Boston)
Copley Square, named for painter John Singleton Copley, is a public square in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, bounded by Boylston Street, Clarendon Street, St. James Avenue, and Dartmouth Street. Prior to 1883 it was known as Art Square due to its many cultural institutions, some of which remain today.
Newbury Street is located in the Back Bay area of Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. It runs roughly east-to-west, from the Boston Public Garden to Brookline Avenue. The road crosses many major arteries along its path, with an entrance to the Mass Pike westbound at Mass Ave.
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Newbury Street
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Newbury Street is located in the Back Bay area of Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. It runs roughly east-to-west, from the Boston Public Garden to Brookline Avenue. The road crosses many major arteries along its path, with an entrance to the Mass Pike westbound at Mass Ave.
The Paul Revere House was the colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution. A National Historic Landmark, it is located at 19 North Square, Boston, Massachusetts, in the city's North End, and is now operated as a nonprofit museum by the Paul Revere Memorial Association.
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The Paul Revere House
19 North Square
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The Paul Revere House was the colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution. A National Historic Landmark, it is located at 19 North Square, Boston, Massachusetts, in the city's North End, and is now operated as a nonprofit museum by the Paul Revere Memorial Association.
The Old State House is a historic building in Boston, Massachusetts, at the intersection of Washington and State Streets. Built in 1713, it was the seat of the Massachusetts General Court until 1798, and is one of the oldest public buildings in the United States
Old State House
206 Washington Street
The Old State House is a historic building in Boston, Massachusetts, at the intersection of Washington and State Streets. Built in 1713, it was the seat of the Massachusetts General Court until 1798, and is one of the oldest public buildings in the United States
The Prudential Tower, also known as the Prudential Building or, colloquially, The Pru, is an International Style skyscraper in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Prudential Tower
800 Boylston Street
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The Prudential Tower, also known as the Prudential Building or, colloquially, The Pru, is an International Style skyscraper in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Granary Burying Ground in Massachusetts is the city of Boston's third-oldest cemetery, founded in 1660 and located on Tremont Street.
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Granary Burying Ground
Tremont Street
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The Granary Burying Ground in Massachusetts is the city of Boston's third-oldest cemetery, founded in 1660 and located on Tremont Street.
Harvard Square is a triangular plaza at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street, near the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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Harvard Square
18 Brattle Street
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Harvard Square is a triangular plaza at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street, near the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
The Massachusetts State House, also known as the Massachusetts Statehouse or the New State House, is the state capitol and seat of government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, located in the Beacon Hill/Downtown neighborhood of Boston.
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Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
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The Massachusetts State House, also known as the Massachusetts Statehouse or the New State House, is the state capitol and seat of government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, located in the Beacon Hill/Downtown neighborhood of Boston.
200 Clarendon Street, previously John Hancock Tower and colloquially known as The Hancock, is a 60-story, 790-foot skyscraper in Boston. The tower was designed by Henry N. Cobb of the firm I. M. Pei & Partners and was completed in 1976.
John Hancock Tower Boston
200 Clarendon Street, previously John Hancock Tower and colloquially known as The Hancock, is a 60-story, 790-foot skyscraper in Boston. The tower was designed by Henry N. Cobb of the firm I. M. Pei & Partners and was completed in 1976.
Trinity Church in the City of Boston, located in the Back Bay of Boston, Massachusetts, is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. The congregation, currently standing at approximately 4,000 households, was founded in 1733.
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Trinity Church - Boston
206 Clarendon Street
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Trinity Church in the City of Boston, located in the Back Bay of Boston, Massachusetts, is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. The congregation, currently standing at approximately 4,000 households, was founded in 1733.
Downtown Boston's Chinatown is the cultural heart of the Chinese community and a lively late-night hub. Asian eateries range from dumpling houses and dim sum palaces to seafood spots and upscale lounges. Bakeries, food markets and gift shops dot the area. At the entrance to the neighborhood, contemporary Chinatown Park features a river-inspired fountain, plants native to Asia and a square that draws chess players.
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Chinatown
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Downtown Boston's Chinatown is the cultural heart of the Chinese community and a lively late-night hub. Asian eateries range from dumpling houses and dim sum palaces to seafood spots and upscale lounges. Bakeries, food markets and gift shops dot the area. At the entrance to the neighborhood, contemporary Chinatown Park features a river-inspired fountain, plants native to Asia and a square that draws chess players.
The Swan Boats are a fleet of pontoon pleasure boats which operate in a pond in the Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Swan Boats have been in operation since 1877, and have since become a cultural icon for the city. They operate beginning the second weekend of April and ending the third weekend in September.
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Swan Boats
4 Charles Street South
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The Swan Boats are a fleet of pontoon pleasure boats which operate in a pond in the Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Swan Boats have been in operation since 1877, and have since become a cultural icon for the city. They operate beginning the second weekend of April and ending the third weekend in September.
Bunker Hill
Castle Island is located on Day Boulevard in South Boston on the shore of Boston Harbor. It has been the site of a fortification since 1634. Castle Island was connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land in 1928 and is thus no longer an island.
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Castle Island
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Castle Island is located on Day Boulevard in South Boston on the shore of Boston Harbor. It has been the site of a fortification since 1634. Castle Island was connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land in 1928 and is thus no longer an island.
The Charles River Esplanade of Boston, Massachusetts, is a state-owned park situated in the Back Bay area of the city, on the south bank of the Charles River Basin.
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Charles River Esplanade
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The Charles River Esplanade of Boston, Massachusetts, is a state-owned park situated in the Back Bay area of the city, on the south bank of the Charles River Basin.
The downtown Waterfront is a series of walkway-lined wharves on Boston Harbor with marinas, seafood spots and hotels. Rose Kennedy Greenway, running parallel, is a string of parks with a carousel, fountains, public art and food trucks. Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park offers harbor views. Families and tourists embark on sightseeing cruises or head to the New England Aquarium’s IMAX Theatre and giant ocean tank.
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Waterfront
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The downtown Waterfront is a series of walkway-lined wharves on Boston Harbor with marinas, seafood spots and hotels. Rose Kennedy Greenway, running parallel, is a string of parks with a carousel, fountains, public art and food trucks. Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park offers harbor views. Families and tourists embark on sightseeing cruises or head to the New England Aquarium’s IMAX Theatre and giant ocean tank.
Spectacle Island is a 105-acre island in Boston Harbor, 4 miles offshore of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is part of the city of Boston.
Spectacle Island
Spectacle Island is a 105-acre island in Boston Harbor, 4 miles offshore of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is part of the city of Boston.
Commonwealth Avenue is a major street in the cities of Boston and Newton, Massachusetts. It begins at the western edge of the Boston Public Garden, and continues west through the neighborhoods of the Back Bay, Kenmore Square, Allston, Brighton and Chestnut Hill.
Commonwealth Avenue
Commonwealth Avenue is a major street in the cities of Boston and Newton, Massachusetts. It begins at the western edge of the Boston Public Garden, and continues west through the neighborhoods of the Back Bay, Kenmore Square, Allston, Brighton and Chestnut Hill.
The Park Street Church in downtown Boston, Massachusetts is an active Conservative Congregational church with 2,000 in Sunday attendance and around 1,000 members at the corner of Tremont Street and Park Street.
Park Street Church
1 Park Street
The Park Street Church in downtown Boston, Massachusetts is an active Conservative Congregational church with 2,000 in Sunday attendance and around 1,000 members at the corner of Tremont Street and Park Street.
The six glass towers of this striking memorial serve to represent the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, six main Nazi death camps and the candles on a menorah.
The New England Holocaust Memorial
98 Union St
The six glass towers of this striking memorial serve to represent the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, six main Nazi death camps and the candles on a menorah.
Discover one of Boston’s hidden cultural treasures: The Mapparium! This world-famous, three-story globe is one of the key attractions at The Mary Baker Eddy Library and has been visited by more than 10 million people since it was constructed in 1935. Brilliant colors and lights track global shifts over the past century as a rich orchestration of words, inspiring quotes, music, and LED lights illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.
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The Mary Baker Eddy Library
200 Massachusetts Avenue
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Discover one of Boston’s hidden cultural treasures: The Mapparium! This world-famous, three-story globe is one of the key attractions at The Mary Baker Eddy Library and has been visited by more than 10 million people since it was constructed in 1935. Brilliant colors and lights track global shifts over the past century as a rich orchestration of words, inspiring quotes, music, and LED lights illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.
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Acorn Street
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Skywalk Observatory
800 Boylston Street
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At 13 stories, the Ames Building was an imposing structure when it was erected in 1893. Designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style and built of granite, sandstone, and brick, the onetime headquarters of Frederick Ames’ farm implement business is considered Boston’s first “skyscraper.”
Ames Building
1 Court St
At 13 stories, the Ames Building was an imposing structure when it was erected in 1893. Designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style and built of granite, sandstone, and brick, the onetime headquarters of Frederick Ames’ farm implement business is considered Boston’s first “skyscraper.”
Shopping
Shopping center with many stores & restaurants comprising 3 historic market buildings & a promenade.
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 South Market Street
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Shopping center with many stores & restaurants comprising 3 historic market buildings & a promenade.
Primarily a pedestrian shopping zone, Downtown Crossing lies at the intersection of Washington, Winter and Summer streets. Its historic buildings now house a mix of department stores, fashion and discount chains, souvenir shops and other specialty retailers. Street vendors selling food and knick-knacks and commuters from 2 subway stations add to the daytime hustle. Office workers frequent casual lunch spots and bars.
Downtown Crossing
Primarily a pedestrian shopping zone, Downtown Crossing lies at the intersection of Washington, Winter and Summer streets. Its historic buildings now house a mix of department stores, fashion and discount chains, souvenir shops and other specialty retailers. Street vendors selling food and knick-knacks and commuters from 2 subway stations add to the daytime hustle. Office workers frequent casual lunch spots and bars.
Whether or not you’re a big shopper, Newbury Street, Boston’s version of New York’s 5th Avenue, is worth a visit. The eight-block-long street is jam-packed with upscale shops, trendy cafés, quirky boutiques, and some of the best people-watching around. Park yourself at an outdoor café, order a drink, and watch the world go by.
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Newbury Street
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Whether or not you’re a big shopper, Newbury Street, Boston’s version of New York’s 5th Avenue, is worth a visit. The eight-block-long street is jam-packed with upscale shops, trendy cafés, quirky boutiques, and some of the best people-watching around. Park yourself at an outdoor café, order a drink, and watch the world go by.
Entertainment & Activities
Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts near Kenmore Square. Since 1912, it has been the home for the Boston Red Sox, the city's American League baseball team, and since 1953, its only Major League Baseball franchise. It is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.
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Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way
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Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts near Kenmore Square. Since 1912, it has been the home for the Boston Red Sox, the city's American League baseball team, and since 1953, its only Major League Baseball franchise. It is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.
The New England Aquarium is an aquarium located in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to the main aquarium building, attractions at the New England Aquarium include the Simons IMAX Theatre and the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, which operates from April through November
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New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
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The New England Aquarium is an aquarium located in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to the main aquarium building, attractions at the New England Aquarium include the Simons IMAX Theatre and the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, which operates from April through November
The Franklin Park Zoo is a 72 acres zoo located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is currently operated by Zoo New England, which also operates the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts.
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Franklin Park Zoo @ Entrance
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The Franklin Park Zoo is a 72 acres zoo located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is currently operated by Zoo New England, which also operates the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts.
As New England’s largest sports and entertainment arena, TD Garden is the home of the storied NHL’s Boston Bruins and NBA’s Boston Celtics franchises and hosts over 3.5 million people a year at its world-renowned concerts, sporting events, family shows, wrestling, and ice shows.
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TD Garden
100 Legends Way
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As New England’s largest sports and entertainment arena, TD Garden is the home of the storied NHL’s Boston Bruins and NBA’s Boston Celtics franchises and hosts over 3.5 million people a year at its world-renowned concerts, sporting events, family shows, wrestling, and ice shows.
Boston Duck Tour Departure Location
1 Museum Of Science Driveway
Arts & Culture
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, is the fifth largest museum in the United States. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas.
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
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The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, is the fifth largest museum in the United States. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas.
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The Institute of Contemporary Art
25 Harbor Shore Drive
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The Museum of Science is a science museum and indoor zoo in Boston, Massachusetts, located in Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River.
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Museum of Science
1 Science Park
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The Museum of Science is a science museum and indoor zoo in Boston, Massachusetts, located in Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River.
The USS Constitution Museum is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, which is part of the Boston National Historical Park in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The museum is situated near the ship USS Constitution at the end of Boston's Freedom Trail.
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USS Constitution Museum
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The USS Constitution Museum is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, which is part of the Boston National Historical Park in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The museum is situated near the ship USS Constitution at the end of Boston's Freedom Trail.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a museum in the Fenway–Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts near the Back Bay Fens. It houses an art collection of world importance, including significant examples of European, Asian, and American art, from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and decorative arts.
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a museum in the Fenway–Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts near the Back Bay Fens. It houses an art collection of world importance, including significant examples of European, Asian, and American art, from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and decorative arts.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library and museum of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States.
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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point
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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library and museum of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States.
Boston Children's Museum is a children's museum in Boston, Massachusetts, dedicated to the education of children. Located on Children's Wharf along the Fort Point Channel, Boston Children's Museum is the second oldest children's museum in the United States.
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Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street
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Boston Children's Museum is a children's museum in Boston, Massachusetts, dedicated to the education of children. Located on Children's Wharf along the Fort Point Channel, Boston Children's Museum is the second oldest children's museum in the United States.
Floating history museum with live reenactments, multimedia exhibits & a tearoom.
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
306 Congress Street
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Floating history museum with live reenactments, multimedia exhibits & a tearoom.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum housed in the University Museum Building, located on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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The Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street
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The Harvard Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum housed in the University Museum Building, located on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
On the National Register of Historic Places, the library opened in 1852 as the first free, publicly-supported municipal library in America.
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Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
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On the National Register of Historic Places, the library opened in 1852 as the first free, publicly-supported municipal library in America.
Founded in 1807, the Athenaeum is one of the oldest private libraries in the nation. Members pay a yearly fee for access to its holdings of more than 500,000 volumes of history, biography, and literature, as well as a collection of paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs. Among its rare books is the memoir of highway robber James Allen, which is stomach-churning not so much for its content as for its binding: per his last will and testament, the book is bound in Allen’s own skin. On a less creepy note, many of the Athenaeum’s trustees were instrumental in establishing Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
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Boston Athenæum
10 ½ Beacon Street
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Founded in 1807, the Athenaeum is one of the oldest private libraries in the nation. Members pay a yearly fee for access to its holdings of more than 500,000 volumes of history, biography, and literature, as well as a collection of paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs. Among its rare books is the memoir of highway robber James Allen, which is stomach-churning not so much for its content as for its binding: per his last will and testament, the book is bound in Allen’s own skin. On a less creepy note, many of the Athenaeum’s trustees were instrumental in establishing Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
One of the most highly regarded museums in the world, the massive Museum of Fine Arts boasts about half a million objects spanning the centuries from ancient Egypt to present-day artwork. The museum officially opened its doors in 1876, with a little over 5,500 objects. What a difference a century-plus makes! It’s best to make a game plan of what you want to see because tackling the museum in a few hours, or even a day, is impossible. Highlights include more than 70 works by John Singleton Copley and major paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Edward Hopper. Paintings aren’t your thing? African masks, Native American pottery, mummies, musical instruments, and practically any other media you can think of have a home at the museum. Daily free one-hour guided tours give a good overview.
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
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One of the most highly regarded museums in the world, the massive Museum of Fine Arts boasts about half a million objects spanning the centuries from ancient Egypt to present-day artwork. The museum officially opened its doors in 1876, with a little over 5,500 objects. What a difference a century-plus makes! It’s best to make a game plan of what you want to see because tackling the museum in a few hours, or even a day, is impossible. Highlights include more than 70 works by John Singleton Copley and major paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Edward Hopper. Paintings aren’t your thing? African masks, Native American pottery, mummies, musical instruments, and practically any other media you can think of have a home at the museum. Daily free one-hour guided tours give a good overview.
One of the city’s most charming attractions is the small but lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Isabella Stewart, a New York socialite, came to Boston in 1860 to marry John Lowell Gardner, one of Boston’s prominent citizens. In short order, Isabella set to building herself a Venetian palazzo to hold her extensive art collection. Just like she was, the collection is eclectic, with masterpieces by Titian (Europa), Giotto (Presentation of Christ in the Temple) and John Singer Sargent (El Jaleo), to name a few. Isabella left strict instructions in her will that the building remain exactly as she left it, so visitors today can almost picture her enjoying the gorgeous gardens in her Venetian courtyard or warming her hands by one of the Renaissance hooded fireplaces.
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
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One of the city’s most charming attractions is the small but lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Isabella Stewart, a New York socialite, came to Boston in 1860 to marry John Lowell Gardner, one of Boston’s prominent citizens. In short order, Isabella set to building herself a Venetian palazzo to hold her extensive art collection. Just like she was, the collection is eclectic, with masterpieces by Titian (Europa), Giotto (Presentation of Christ in the Temple) and John Singer Sargent (El Jaleo), to name a few. Isabella left strict instructions in her will that the building remain exactly as she left it, so visitors today can almost picture her enjoying the gorgeous gardens in her Venetian courtyard or warming her hands by one of the Renaissance hooded fireplaces.
Along with the cutting-edge art inside its walls, the museum’s building itself can be considered a work of art in its own right. The gorgeous glass-walled cantilevered building sits right on the edge of the Boston waterfront, offering breathtaking views both inside and out. Since its inception in 1936, the ICA has been instrumental in identifying or showcasing the most important artists of the day, such as Edvard Munch, Andy Warhol, Laurie Anderson, and Roy Lichtenstein. Works by artists like Bill Viola, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Shepard Fairey, and Rashaun Mitchell have been on view more recently. The museum offers a roster of changing exhibitions, live music and dance performances, film and digital media selections, talks, tours, family activities and teen programming.
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The Institute of Contemporary Art
25 Harbor Shore Drive
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Along with the cutting-edge art inside its walls, the museum’s building itself can be considered a work of art in its own right. The gorgeous glass-walled cantilevered building sits right on the edge of the Boston waterfront, offering breathtaking views both inside and out. Since its inception in 1936, the ICA has been instrumental in identifying or showcasing the most important artists of the day, such as Edvard Munch, Andy Warhol, Laurie Anderson, and Roy Lichtenstein. Works by artists like Bill Viola, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Shepard Fairey, and Rashaun Mitchell have been on view more recently. The museum offers a roster of changing exhibitions, live music and dance performances, film and digital media selections, talks, tours, family activities and teen programming.
One of Boston’s more unusual attractions, this three-story, stained glass globe located in the Mary Baker Eddy Library, is a stunner. Designed by the architect of the Christian Science Publishing Society building, Chester Lindsay Churchill, the globe depicts the world as it was in 1935, offering a glimpse into another era. Make time to visit the companion exhibit called Mapparium: An Inside View, featuring letters, documents, and artifacts detailing the construction, history, and significance of the Mapparium. Of special note is the feature of the globe making it into a “whispering gallery.” If you stand at one end of the gallery while a friend stands at the other and whisper something, your friend will be the only one to hear it. Three times an hour, visitors are permitted inside.
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The Mary Baker Eddy Library
200 Massachusetts Avenue
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One of Boston’s more unusual attractions, this three-story, stained glass globe located in the Mary Baker Eddy Library, is a stunner. Designed by the architect of the Christian Science Publishing Society building, Chester Lindsay Churchill, the globe depicts the world as it was in 1935, offering a glimpse into another era. Make time to visit the companion exhibit called Mapparium: An Inside View, featuring letters, documents, and artifacts detailing the construction, history, and significance of the Mapparium. Of special note is the feature of the globe making it into a “whispering gallery.” If you stand at one end of the gallery while a friend stands at the other and whisper something, your friend will be the only one to hear it. Three times an hour, visitors are permitted inside.