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Featured: Boston

From seemingly every corner famous landmarks beckon to tourists. America's patriots once walked along these streets and contributed in important ways to Boston's heritage. Visitors can walk along a three-mile red brick road, Freedom Trail, which meanders through the North End, Beacon Hill, and the Financial District, and passes many famous landmarks along the way.

Markers and plaques along the Freedom Trail identify each of the stops including:

  • Boston Common- the country's oldest public park, dating back to 1640.

  • Massachusetts State House- includes numerous outside statues.

  • Park Street Church- dates back to 1809 and it has been a place where many important events occurred.

  • Old Granary Burying Ground- Crispus Attucks, the first black man to die in the Revolutionary War is buried here along with others.

  • King's Chapel and Burying Ground- first Anglican church in Boston.

  • Benjamin Franklin Statue- the first of its kind in Boston and the site of the first public school in the nation.

  • Old Corner Bookstore Building- site of Anne Hutchinson's home at one time.

  • Old South Meeting House- a large crowd gathered here waiting for word of three ships of tea and whether they would be returned to England. The Boston Tea Party took place when they were not sent back.

  • Old State House- John Hancock was inaugurated here and the Boston Massacre took place in front of it.

  • Boston Massacre Site- Five snowball and rock throwing colonists were killed at this site by Royal Troops on March 5, 1770.

  • Faneuil Hall- the site of many Revolutionary gatherings. The hall includes a military museum (open Monday through Saturday) as well as many paintings of the military battles.

  • New England Holocaust Memorial- erected in 1995 to commemorate the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust.

  • Paul Revere House- in downtown Boston, home of Paul Revere at the time of his famous ride. Now a museum showcases his collection of silver as well as other artifacts.

  • Paul Revere Mall (James Rego Square)- a park containing a statue of Paul Revere.

  • Old North Church- Old North Church, also known as Christ Church, is open to the public daily. Admission is by donation. This is the oldest church in Boston, dating back to 1723. Sit in one of the box pews and imagine that you were the one signaling the revolution with the famous "one if by land and two if by sea. Two different tours are offered for a small fee.

  • Copp's Hill Burying Ground- Boston's second oldest burial ground where Cotton Mather and Robert Newman are buried.

  • USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)- one of the oldest frigates.

  • USS Constitution Museum-a hands-on museum about ships.

  • Bunker Hill Monument- 221-foot obelisk that honors the fallen at Bunker Hill...read more about Boston »
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