Sights & Attractions in Boston

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Fodor's Choice Sights in Boston

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
This 281-acre living laboratory is somewhat incongruously set...
Gardens / Arboretums Boston Outskirts
 
Boston Common
Nothing is more central to Boston than the Common, the oldest...
Parks Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Boston Public Garden
Although the Boston Public Garden is often lumped together with...
Gardens / Arboretums Back Bay and the South End
 
Boston Public Library
This venerable institution is a handsome temple to literature...
Libraries Back Bay and the South End
 
Bunker Hill Monument
Three misunderstandings surround this famous monument. First...
Military Sites Charlestown
 
Children's Museum
Most children have so much fun here that they don't realize they're...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Boston
 
Fenway Park
For 86 years, the Boston Red Sox suffered a World Series dry...
Sports Venues The Fenway
 
Granary Burying Ground
"It is a fine thing to die in Boston," A. C. Lyons, an essayist...
Cemeteries Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Many museums promise something for every member of the family...
Museums / Galleries Cambridge
 
Harvard Square
Tides of students, tourists, political-cause proponents, and...
Squares Cambridge
 
Holocaust Memorial
At night its six 50-foot-high glass-and-steel towers glow like...
Memorials / Monuments Government Center and the North End
 
Institute of Contemporary Art
Housed in a breathtaking cantilevered edifice that juts out over...
Museums / Galleries Boston Outskirts
 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
A spirited young society woman, Isabella Stewart came in 1860...
Museums / Galleries The Fenway
 
Museum of African American History
Ever since runaway slave Crispus Attucks became one of the famous...
Museums / Galleries Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Museum of Fine Arts
Count on staying a while if you have any hope of seeing what's...
Museums / Galleries The Fenway
 
Museum of Science
With 15-foot lightning bolts in the Theater of Electricity and...
Museums / Galleries Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
New England Aquarium
This aquarium challenges you to imagine life under and around...
Zoos / Aquariums Downtown Boston
 
Old North Church
At one end of the Paul Revere Mall is a church famous not only...
Religious Sites Government Center and the North End
 
USS Constitution
Better known as "Old Ironsides," the USS Constitution rides proudly...
Military Sites Charlestown
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