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  • 1. Acorn Street

    Beacon Hill | Neighborhood/Street

    Often called the city's most photographed passageway, Acorn Street offers its visitors an iconic image of "historic Boston." Short, steep, and...Read More

  • 2. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Jamaica Plain | Garden

    This 281-acre living laboratory, 6 miles from downtown Boston, established in 1872 in accordance with the terms of a bequest from New Bedford...Read More

  • 3. Boston Common

    Beacon Hill | City Park

    Nothing is more central to the city than Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States and undoubtedly the largest and most famous...Read More

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  • 4. Boston Public Library

    Back Bay | Library/Archive

    This venerable institution is a handsome temple to literature and a valuable research library, as well as an art gallery of sorts and you don...Read More

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  • 5. Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Fort Point Channel | Museum/Gallery

    Situated at the Congress Street Bridge near the site of Griffin's Wharf, this lively museum offers an interactive look at the past in a place...Read More

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  • 6. Charles Street

    Beacon Hill | Neighborhood/Street

    You won't see any glaring neon, in keeping with the historic character of the area, but Charles Street more than makes up for the general lack...Read More

  • 7. Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Government Center | Historic District/Site

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

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  • 8. Fenway Park

    Kenmore Square | Sports Venue

    Fenway Park is Major League Baseball's oldest ballpark and has seen some stuff since its 1912 opening. For one, it's the home field for the...Read More

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  • 9. King's Chapel

    Downtown | 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...Read More

  • 10. Massachusetts State House

    Beacon Hill | Government Building

    On July 4, 1795, the surviving fathers of the Revolution were on hand to enshrine the ideals of their new Commonwealth in a graceful seat of...Read More

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  • 11. Old North Church

    North End | Notable Building

    At one end of the Paul Revere Mall is a church famous not only for being the oldest standing church building in Boston (built in 1723) but for...Read More

  • 12. Old South Meeting House

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    This is the second-oldest church building in Boston, and were it not for Longfellow's celebration of the Old North in "Paul Revere's Ride,"...Read More

  • 13. Old State House

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    This colonial-era landmark has one of the most recognizable facades in Boston, with its gable adorned by a brightly gilded lion and silver unicorn...Read More

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  • 14. Quincy Market

    Government Center | Market/Bazaar

    Quincy Market, also known as Faneuil Hall Marketplace, is not everyone's cup of tea; some people prefer grit to polish, and disdain the shiny...Read More

  • 15. Trinity Church

    Back Bay | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In his 1877 masterpiece, architect Henry Hobson Richardson brought his Romanesque Revival style to maturity; all the aesthetic elements for...Read More

  • 16. USS Constitution

    Charlestown | Military Sight

    Affectionately known as "Old Ironsides," the USS Constitution rides proudly at anchor in her berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The oldest...Read More

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  • 17. USS Constitution Museum

    Charlestown | Museum/Gallery

    With nearly 2,000 artifacts and more than 10,000 archival records pertaining to the USS Constitution on display, exhibits spark excitement...Read More

  • 18. Arlington Street Church

    Back Bay | 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 a classical...Read More

  • 19. Beacon Street

    Beacon Hill | Notable Building

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

  • 20. Benjamin Franklin Statue/Boston Latin School

    Downtown | Public Art

    This stop on the Freedom Trail, in front of Old City Hall, commemorates the noted revolutionary, statesman, and inventor. His likeness also...Read More

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