Sights & Attractions in Boston


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Name Category Location
Acorn Street
Surely the most photographed street in the city,...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beacon Hill and Boston Common
Blackstone Block
Between North and Hanover streets, near the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Government Center
Boston Common
Nothing is more central to Boston than the...
Parks Beacon Hill and Boston Common
Boston Common Visitor Information Center
This center, run by the Greater Boston Convention...
Information Centers Beacon Hill and Boston Common
Boston Public Garden
Although the Boston Public Garden is often lumped...
Gardens / Arboretums Back Bay
Boston Public Library
This venerable institution is a handsome...
Libraries Back Bay
Brattle House
This 18th-century, gambrel-roof Colonial once...
Houses / Mansions Brattle Street/Tory Row
Brattle Theatre
Occupying a squat, barnlike building from 1890,...
Arts / Performance Venues Brattle Street/Tory Row
Bunker Hill Monument
Three misunderstandings surround this famous...
Military Sites Charlestown
Children's Museum
Most children have so much fun here that they...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Boston
Copp's Hill Burying Ground
An ancient and melancholy air hovers like a fine...
Cemeteries The North End
Faneuil Hall
The single building facing Congress Street is the...
Historic Districts / Sites Government Center
Fenway Park
For 86 years, the Boston Red Sox suffered a World...
Sports Venues The Fenway
Granary Burying Ground
"It is a fine thing to die in Boston," A. C....
Cemeteries Beacon Hill and Boston Common
Hanover Street
This is the North End's main thoroughfare, along...
Neighborhoods / Streets The North End
Harvard Art Museums
In 2014, the combined collections of the...
Museums / Galleries Harvard Square
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Many museums promise something for every...
Museums / Galleries Harvard Square
Harvard Square
Tides of students, tourists, political-cause...
Squares Harvard Square
Harvard University
The tree-studded, shady, and redbrick expanse of...
Educational Institutions Harvard Square
Holocaust Memorial
At night its six 50-foot-high glass-and-steel...
Memorials / Monuments Government Center
List Visual Arts Center
Local Boston-area artists and art students...
Museums / Galleries Kendall Square/MIT
Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters
If there's one historic house to visit in...
Houses / Mansions Brattle Street/Tory Row
Louisburg Square
One of Beacon Hill's most charming corners,...
Squares Beacon Hill and Boston Common
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This once-tidy engineering school at right...
Educational Institutions Kendall Square/MIT
Mt. Auburn Cemetery
A cemetery might not strike you as a first choice...
Cemeteries Brattle Street/Tory Row
Museum of African American History
Ever since runaway slave Crispus Attucks became...
Museums / Galleries Beacon Hill and Boston Common
Old North Church
At one end of the Paul Revere Mall is a church...
Religious Sites The North End
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
With one of the world's outstanding...
Museums / Galleries Harvard Square
Quincy Market
Not everyone likes Quincy Market, also known as...
Markets / Bazaars Government Center
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
The famed women's college, situated around a...
Educational Institutions Brattle Street/Tory Row
Rutland Square
Reflecting a time when the South End was the most...
Squares South End
Trinity Church
In his 1877 masterpiece, architect Henry Hobson...
Religious Sites Back Bay
Union Oyster House
Billed as the oldest restaurant in continuous...
Restaurants Government Center
Union Park
Cast-iron fences, Victorian-era town houses,...
Parks South End
USS Constitution
Better known as "Old Ironsides," the USS...
Military Sites Charlestown


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