Along the Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail is a 2½ mile route, packed with important historical sites to the city of Boston. If you are not able to experience the full trail, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is one attraction that comes highly rated by our users.

This small cemetery serves as the final resting place for a number of people whose acts or character changed American history. Situated near a pre-Revolutionary grain storehouse, the cemetery houses the graves of Paul Revere, John Hancock,...  Read More

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

This graveyard dates all the way back to the 17th century. British troops used the high grounds here as a vantage point to fire on Americans encamped on Breed's Hill during the Revolutionary War. Among the many buried here, are the Reverend...  Read More

This 221-foot granite obelisk remembers the Battle of Bunker Hill. Rangers provide details about the history of the crucial battle, and seasonal musket-firings add a note of authenticity. Make the 294-step climb to the top of the monument for...  Read More

Old South Meeting House

Built in 1729, this venerable meeting house is Boston's second-oldest church. A number of heated town meetings that led to the Revolution were held here, including one called by Samuel Adams to protest dutiable tea and get it returned to...  Read More

Boston Common
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One of the nation's oldest existing public parks, Boston Common encompasses nearly 50 acres and was once reserved as pasture land by Puritan settlers. In 1634, the area was also used by the military. Today, the park is a popular destination for...  Read More

This stone monument, surmounted by a bronze figure, serves as a tribute to victims of the Boston Massacre. These citizens, caught in a fray with British soldiers, were the first casualties for a movement that eventually spawned the American...  Read More

USS Constitution

For those who paid attention in American History 101, "Old Ironsides" does not need an introduction. One of the original frigates of the US Navy, the "Constitution" was completed in 1797 and is the oldest commissioned, still-afloat warship in...  Read More

A Boston social and commercial centerpiece since 1742, Faneuil Hall was originally established as a market for merchants, fishermen and vendors. It later hosted inspirational appearances by prominent figures like Samuel Adams and George...  Read More

Paul Revere House

The oldest home in Boston was built nearly a century before its illustrious tenant's midnight ride. Colonial-era furniture decorates the rooms. Revere lived here and owned this house for 30 years, from 1770-1800. Has original silver produced by...  Read More

This is the spot where Robert Newman signaled Cambridge residents of the British approach by sea with two of Paul Revere's lanterns on the night of April 18, 1775. The oldest church building in Boston and still an active Episcopal church, it was...  Read More

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