Boston Sightseeing: Historical Sights in Boston, MA

Boston Sightseeing

  • Boston Sightseeing: Historical Sights in Boston, MA

The Freedom Trail

Follow the red brick road past 16 historical sites in Boston that mark the city's colonial past and played a role in the start of the Revolutionary War. Favorite sightseeing stops include Paul Revere's house and the Old North Church where the lanterns were hung, sending Revere on his midnight ride.  Tickets for the audio tour of this self guided Boston sightseeing experience are available at the Concierge Desk.
www.thefreedomtrail.org

The North End

Teeming with famous Boston sites and Italian restaurants, the North End is one of the most historic parts of Boston.  The area consists of many historical sites including the Old North Church, Paul Revere House and North Square. Hanover Street is the main thoroughfare and it is lined with myriad restaurants and cafes.  Consider Michelle Topor’s North End Market Tour to explore this part of the city.  See the concierge for additional information about these remarkable sights in Boston.

www.northendmarkettours.com  

The New England Aquarium

The recently expanded aquarium features 7,000 aquatic animals from around the world. The four story giant ocean tank contains a re-created coral reef and is home to sharks, turtles and moray eels. 

www.neaq.org

Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall

Located a mere 15 minute walk from the hotel, the four buildings collectively known as Faneuil Hall Marketplace - Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market and South Market - hum with the activity of shoppers, diners and sightseers day and night, attracting millions of visitors a year. The structures are grouped around a cobblestone promenade where jugglers, magicians, mimes and bands continually entertain a constant influx of passersby. Great fun for the whole family!  

www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com

The Rose Kennedy Greenway and Christopher Columbus Park

With the completion of the Big Dig, which moved the highway into a tunnel, and the extensive revitalization along the Boston waterfront has created a series of urban parks, ideal for strolling and exploring the harbor side

www.rosekennedygreenway.org

The Children’s Museum

Overlooking Fort Port Channel in a converted wool warehouse is The Boston Children’s Museum.  Featuring a variety of interactive and educational exhibits, the museum will keep children entertained for hours.  The Hood Milk Bottle, a local dairy, is a landmark at the museum where ice cream is served in season.

www.bostonkids.org

The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. The Museum's purpose is to advance the study and understanding of President Kennedy's life and career and the times in which he lived; and to promote a greater appreciation of America's political and cultural heritage, the process of governing and the importance of public service.

www.jfklibrary.org

The Boston Symphony Orchestra

Housed in Boston's historic Symphony Hall, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is one of the premier orchestral organizations in the world. 

www.bso.org

The Boston Pops

Known as America's Orchestra, the Boston Pops are one of the most engaging and beloved orchestras in the country. 

www.bostonpops.org

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

One of the premier art museums in the United States, the MFA boasts a large collection of American art, Impressionists, Asian and Egyptian art, among others.

www.mfa.org

The Museum of Science

Located on the scenic Charles River, the Museum of Science is on the cutting edge of science education with innovative and interactive exhibits and programs

www.mos.org

The Public Garden and Boston Common

Visit this picturesque park and the bronze statues of the Mallard family, the ducks made famous in Robert McCloskey's children's classic, Make Way for Ducklings. Or experience the city's one of a kind Swan Boats.  Across Charles Street from the Public Garden, the Boston Common marks the official start of the Freedom Trail. It is also home to a skating rink in winter and a splash-around Frog Pond in summer.  

Cape Cod

Located just 50 miles south of Boston, Cape Cod offers more than 500 miles of unspoiled shoreline which embraces wide beaches, perfect sightseeing, a network of hiking and biking trails, and challenging golf courses - all this in a peninsula that is known for its history and character. 

Rockport and Gloucester

Located 30 miles north of Boston, Rockport & Gloucester are idyllic seaport and fishing communities with great restaurants, shops, galleries. 

Newport, Rhode Island

Located 75 miles south of Boston, Newport holds the summer homes of the Guilded Age's rich and famous as well as fabulous beaches and mansions. 

The Berkshires

Located 100 miles west of Boston this beautiful mountain range offers many cultural attractions, including the Norman Rockwell Museum, Mass MoCA, Tanglewood, and Hancock Shaker Village. 

For additional information on any of these sites and attractions in Boston, please visit the Concierge Desk in the lobby.

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