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Things To See in Boston: A List of Boston's Most Remarkable Landmarks

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10 Boston Landmarks You Have To Visit

Boston is one of America’s most historic cities, having played an integral role in our nation’s revolution. Throughout the city you’ll find a variety of remarkable landmarks, incredible architecture, and you can even stop for a tasty bite along the way. Here is our list of 10 things to see in Boston:

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Boston Common

Considered the oldest park in America, the Boston Common’s history pre-dates the revolution and has been a staple in the city’s culture since colonial times. Once used as an encampment for British Redcoats during the war, the Boston Common is a key part of the Boston Freedom Trail, a guided tour through some of Boston’s most significant landmarks and monuments. 

Museum of African American History

Two buildings make of the Museum of African American History in Boston: the African Meeting House and the Abiel Smith School. Built in 1806, the African Meeting House served as a school, church, and even a stop on the Underground Railroad. A few years later, black children began attending the Abiel Smith School next door in 1835. Today, both buildings commemorate the city’s African American history and are a part of the Black Heritage Trail.

Massachusetts State House

As the state capital of Massachusetts, the copper-domed State House is a prominent landmark in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill neighborhood. Constructed in 1798, Paul Revere and Sons actually placed the notable feature on to the State House in 1802. 

Old State House

Although the current Massachusetts State House gleams from its copper dome, it actually wasn’t the first of its kind in Boston. The Old State House was the site of the Boston Massacre, an event in which 5 colonists were killed by the Redcoats. Today, these colonists are considered the first casualties of the American Revolution and are memorialized in the museum inside. 

The Paul Revere House

Located in Boston’s North End, The Paul Revere House invites guests inside the preserved home of the famous revolutionary. Approximately 90% of the House still contains its original building materials, making it one of Boston’s most renowned and well-maintained landmarks in the city. 

Charles River Esplanade

One of Boston’s most scenic sites, the Charles River Esplanade is a three-mile section of the Charles River. The Esplanade provides paths for walking, running, or cycling and there are several art installations and live performances worth catching that take place throughout the year. 

Fenway Park

Whether you’re a fan of the Red Sox or not, no trip to Boston is complete without visiting Fenway Park. The oldest stadium in Major League Baseball, Fenway Park is possibly best known for its “Green Monster”, a 37-foot tall wall originally built to prevent residents of the neighborhood from watching the Sox games for free. 

Boston Public Library

The first public library in the country, the Boston Public Library started a movement that would see tax-supported libraries open throughout the United States. The library is truly remarkable and can be found in the historic McKim Building.  

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Once a meeting place for American revolutionaries, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace provides a wonderful shopping and dining experience with a beautiful cobblestone backdrop. Take a stroll, find some souvenirs, and visit some of the stunning monuments. 

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

One of Boston’s most iconic landmarks, step into history and board replicas of the ships used in the event that changed American history forever. Live actors take guests through interactive exhibits and demonstrate the incidents that led to Boston defying the British, allowing you to experience the revolution firsthand. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is a must-see attraction when in Boston. 

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