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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Acorn Street

  • Neighborhood/Street

Surely the most photographed street in the city, Acorn is Ye Olde Colonial Boston at its best. Leave the car behind, as the cobblestone...

Appalachian Mountain Club

  • Educational Institution

The bowfront mansion that serves as the headquarters of one of New England's oldest environmental institutions draws nature lovers from...

Arlington Street Church

  • Local Interest–Sight

Opposite the Park Square corner of the Public Garden, this church was erected in 1861—the first to be built in the Back Bay. Though...

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

  • Garden/Arboretum

This 281-acre living laboratory established in 1872 in accordance with the terms of a bequest from New Bedford merchant James Arnold...

Back Bay Mansions

  • Building/Architectural Site

If you like nothing better than to imagine how the other half lives, you'll suffer no shortage of old homes to sigh over in Boston's...

Bay Village

  • Neighborhood/Street

This pocket of early-19th-century brick row houses, near Arlington and Piedmont streets, is a fine, mellow neighborhood (Edgar Allan...

Beacon Street

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Some New Englanders believe that wealth is a burden to be borne with a minimum of display. Happily, the early residents of Beacon Street...

Benjamin Franklin Statue/Boston Latin School

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This stop on the Freedom Trail commemorates the famous revolutionary and inventor. His likeness also marks the original location of Boston...

Blackstone Block

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Between North and Hanover streets, near the Haymarket, lies the Blackstone Block, now visited mostly for its culinary landmark the Union...

Boston Athenaeum

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It was William Tudor, one of the cofounders of the Boston Athenæum, who first compared Boston with Athens because of its many cultural...


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