Boston Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Boston - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Back Bay and the South End 29

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Back Bay 24

South End 5

Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End 26

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Beacon Hill and Boston Common 20

The Old West End 6

Cambridge 23

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Brattle Street/Tory Row 9

Harvard Square 11

Kendall Square/MIT 3

Downtown Boston 22

Government Center and the North End 18

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Government Center 8

The North End 10

Boston Outskirts 8

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Brookline 2

Dorchester 3

Jamaica Plain 1

South Boston 2

Charlestown 5

The Fenway 4

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Bridge/ Tunnel 1

Building/ Architectural Site 3

Cemetery 5

Educational Institution 4

Financial Institution 2

Garden/ Arboretum 2

Government Building 4

Historic District/ Site 2

Hospital–Sight 1

House/ Mansion/ Villa 17

Information Center 1

Library/ Archive 6

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Market/ Bazaar 2

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Military Site 2

Museum/ Gallery 16

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Neighborhood/ Street 12

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Promenade/ Boardwalk 2

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 1

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 17

Restaurant–Sight 1

Sports Venue 2

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Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 2

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U.S. Custom House

  • Building/Architectural Site

This 1847 structure resembles a Greek Revival temple that appears to have sprouted a tower. It's just that. This is the work of architects...

USS Cassin Young

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

From a later date than the Constitution, this destroyer saw action in Asian waters during World War II. She served the Navy until 1960.

USS Constitution

  • Military Site

Better known as "Old Ironsides," the USS Constitution rides proudly at anchor in her berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The oldest...

USS Constitution Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Artifacts pertaining to the USS Constitution are on display—firearms, logs, and instruments. One section takes you step by step through...

Union Oyster House

  • Restaurant–Sight

Billed as the oldest restaurant in continuous service in the United States, the Union Oyster House first opened its doors as the Atwood...

Union Park

  • Park/Playground

Cast-iron fences, Victorian-era town houses, and a grassy area all add up to one of Boston's most charming mini-escapes. ...

Vilna Shul

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This historic treasure, one of the oldest synagogues in the region, is the focus of both renovation and research. The two-story brick...

Wadsworth House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

On the Harvard University side of Harvard Square stands the Wadsworth House, a yellow clapboard structure built in 1726 as a home for...

Widener Library

  • Library/Archive

The Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library is Harvard University's flagship library. It was named for a young book lover who went down...

William Hickling Prescott House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Now a modest but engaging house museum, this 1808 Federal structure was designed by Asher Benjamin, and was the home of noted historian...

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