The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5- mile self- guided
tour of Revolutionary sites, which starts at the Boston Common,
America's oldest public park and ends up at the famed Bunker hill
Hallowed ground to baseball purists, this cozy, quirky park has been
the Boston Red Sox home field since 1912. The most distinctive feature
of this classic baseball park is the 37-foot-tall left field wall, known
as the "Green Monster."
Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum
A Venetian palace in the middle of Boston, Gardner's home is now a
museum displaying her impressive, eclectic collection of European,
American and Asian art, including sculpture, paintings, furniture,
ceramics and textiles. Visitors can stroll or rest in a spectacular
skylight courtyard filled with plants and flowers.
Boston Duck Tours
Tour Boston by land and water on amphibious World War II vehicles.
The oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy and undefeated in
battle, Old Ironsides earned its famous nickname with its legendary
ability to repel any shot fired. Active-duty sailors guide visitors
around the ship.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Located in the heart of downtown Boston, this bustling complex of
novelty carts, distinctive shops, national chain stores, performers,
food stands and restaurants brought new life to a historic meeting
Boston Public Garden
This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats,
has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers.
This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its
wonderful restaurants and historic sights
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.
Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on
Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect escape from the
bustle of the city.
Museum of Science
Spend a couple of hours or the whole day at this hands-on museum that
has something exciting for everyone. Touch a lizard, watch chickens
hatching, see lightning being created and enjoy hundreds of other
exhibits, where you can't help but learn something new about science and
Faneuil Hall was designed by Charles Bulfinch. Faneuil Hall is home
to America's very first town meeting. It is also the site of John F.
Kennedy's last campaign speech.
John F. Kennedy Museum and Library
When visiting the John F. Kennedy Museum and Library your visit
starts with a short film and then leaves you on your own to explore a
series of fascinating exhibits, including the Kennedy-Nixon debate, the
Cuban Missile Crisis, the space program, 1960s campaign paraphernalia
and displays about Jacqueline and other Kennedy family members.
This National Historic Landmark is the home from which silversmith
Paul Revere, in 1775, set out on his famous midnight ride to warn his
patriots that the British were coming. At the Paul Revere House you can
also view Paul' famous silver and the 90 pound bell that sits in the
While visiting the Children's museum you can enjoy hands on
interactive activities such as the "Science Playground," featuring giant
soap bubble-making tools and the "New Balance Climb," which teaches kids
the laws of physics while navigating through a two-story-high maze.
New England Aquarium
The 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank is the centerpiece of the
Aquarium, Boston's most visited tourist attraction. The New England
Aquarium is also home to thousands of exotic fishes and many other types
of underwater creatures.
Old North Church
The signal from the steeple of Boston's oldest church triggered the
War for Independence that led to the birth of America. On that fateful
night in 1775, the two lanterns in the steeple told Paul Revere that the
British were approaching by boat, not on foot. And from that day fourth
the Old North Church has held a great piece of the American history
within its gates.
The 52-story Prudential Tower was built in the early 1960s. The
Prudential Center, which dominates the acreage between Boylston Street
and Huntington Avenue two blocks west of the library, adds considerably
to the area's overabundance of mall-style shops and food courts.
Museum of Afro-American History
This museum offers a comprehensive look at the history and
contributions of blacks in Boston and Massachusetts. It occupies the
Abiel Smith School, and the African Meeting House. Exhibits at the
Museum of Afro-American History use art, artifacts, documents, historic
photographs, and other objects to explore an important era that often
takes a back seat in Revolutionary War-obsessed New England.
Old State House
The Old State House is Boston's oldest public building. It was also
the site of the city's first reading of the Declaration of Independence.
The six glass towers of this striking memorial serve to represent the
six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.