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Boston Historic Sites & Things To Do
Bunker Hill Monument

Bunker Hill Monument - A 221-foot obelisk stands atop Breed's Hill to commemorate the famous battle between American and British forces in 1775. Climb the spiral stairs to the observatory.

District: Charlestown

 
Copp's Hill Burying Ground

Copp's Hill Burying Ground - An ancient cemetery located near the Old North Church. Cotton Mather, Robert Newman, and Prince Hall are some of the famous people buried here.

District: North End

 
Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall - Before the Revolution, James Otis and many Patriots gave fervent speeches withn the hall of this building, giving it the nickname The Cradle of Liberty.

District: Government Center

 
Granary Burying Ground

Granary Burying Ground - The final resting place for many Patriots including John Hancock, Samuel Adams, James Otis, and Paul Revere. Notable colonial era symbolism is carved into the markers.

District: Downtown

 
King's Chapel

King's Chapel - Colonial Governors worshipped in this church, also known as Stone Chapel after the Revolution. Reverend John Cotton and Puritan John Winthrop rest in the adjacent cemetery.

District: Downtown

 
Old North Church

Old North Church - From this steeple two signal lanterns were waved to warn the countryside that British forces were departing Boston for Concord. Paul Revere made his Midnight Ride that night.

District: North End

 
Old South Meeting House

Old South Meeting House - Citizens and Sons of Liberty met in this church before the Revolution. Disguised Mohawks rushed passed here to Griffin's Wharf on their way to the Boston Tea Party.

District: Downtown

 
Old State House

Old State House - The seat of government for Massachusetts during colonial times. A gold lion and unicorn rest atop its east wall. Today it is a museum operated by the Bostonian Society.

District: Government Center

 
Park Street Church

Park Street Church - Fiery orations from the pulpit of this church helped to give Tremont and Park Streets the nickname Brimstone Corner. The society had sent many missions abroad during the 1800s.

District: Downtown

 
Paul Revere House

Paul Revere House - Built in 1680, it's the oldest building in Boston. A wooden structure with a notable overhanging second story. Patriot Paul Revere lived here during the 1770s.

District: North End

 
Shaw Memorial

Shaw Memorial - A famous sculpture by Augustus St. Gaudens memorializes the brave acts of Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment. Their story is depicted in the 1989 film Glory.

District: Downtown

 
State House

State House - This famous building was designed by architect Charles Bulfinch and has been the seat of government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1798.

District: Downtown

 
U.S.S. Constitution

U.S.S. Constitution - This vessel is the oldest commissioned ship in the United States Navy, which earned the nickname Old Ironsides during the War of 1812.

District: Charlestown

 
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