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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Arlington Street Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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...

Blackstone Block

  • Neighborhood/Street

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

Boston Public Garden

  • Garden/Arboretum

The Public Garden is America's oldest botanical garden, and is replete with gorgeous formal plantings. Keep in mind that the Boston Public...

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This lively museum offers an interactive look at the past in a place as close as possible to the actual spot where the Boston Tea Party...

Copley Square

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Every April thousands find a glimpse of Copley Square the most wonderful sight in the world: this is where the runners of the Boston...

Ebenezer Clough House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Built in 1712, this house is now the only local survivor of its era aside from Old North Church, which stands nearby. Picture the streets...

Faneuil Hall

  • Information Center

Faneuil Hall has always sat in the middle of Boston's main marketplace and, to be clear, the single building facing Congress Street is...

John Hancock Tower

  • Financial Institution

In the early 1970s, the tallest building in New England became notorious as the monolith that rained glass from time to time. Windows...

King's Chapel

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Both somber and dramatic, King's Chapel looms over the corner of Tremont and School streets. Its distinctive shape wasn't achieved entirely...

Old Corner Bookstore Site

  • Local Interest–Sight

Through these doors, between 1845 and 1865, passed some of the century's literary lights: Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and...

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