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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