Sights & Attractions in Boston

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Things to Do in Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Acorn Street
Surely the most photographed street in the city, Acorn is Ye Olde...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Appalachian Mountain Club
The bowfront mansion that serves as the headquarters of one of...
Educational Institutions Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Beacon Street
Some New Englanders believe that wealth is a burden to be borne...
Architectural Sites Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Boston Athenaeum
It was William Tudor, one of the cofounders of the Boston Athenaeum...
Libraries Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Boston Common
Nothing is more central to Boston than the Common, the oldest...
Parks Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Boston Common Visitor Information Center
This center, run by the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors...
Information Centers Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Cathedral Church of St. Paul
Though it looks a bit like a bank, St. Paul's is actually the...
Religious Sites Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Charles Street
Chockablock with antiques shops, clothing boutiques, small restaurants...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Chestnut Street
Delicacy and grace characterize virtually every structure on...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
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
 
Harrison Gray Otis House
Harrison Gray Otis, a U.S. senator, Boston's third mayor, and...
Houses / Mansions Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Harrison Gray Otis House
If the name sounds familiar, it's because a Beacon Hill home...
Houses / Mansions Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge
The crown jewel of the "Big Dig" construction project, the 1,432-foot-long...
Bridges / Tunnels Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Louisburg Square
One of Beacon Hill's most charming corners, Louisburg Square...
Squares Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
Incorporated in 1811, MGH has traditionally been regarded as...
Hospitals Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Mt. Vernon Street
Mt. Vernon Street, along with Chestnut Street, has some of Beacon...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
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 Science
With 15-foot lightning bolts in the Theater of Electricity and...
Museums / Galleries Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Nichols House
The only Mt. Vernon Street home open to the public, the Nichols...
Houses / Mansions Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Old West Church
Built in 1806 using the design of builder and architect Asher...
Religious Sites Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Park Street Church
If this Congregationalist church at the corner of Tremont and...
Religious Sites Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Park Street Station
One of the first four stops on the first subway in America, Park...
Transportation Sites Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
State House
On July 4, 1795, the surviving fathers of the Revolution were...
Government Buildings Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
TD Garden
Diehards still moan about the loss of the old Boston Garden...
Sports Venues Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
Vilna Shul
This historic treasure, one of the oldest synagogues in the region...
Religious Sites Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
 
William Hickling Prescott House
Now a modest but engaging house museum, this 1808 Federal structure...
Houses / Mansions Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End
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