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  • 1 Back Bay Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1 Back Bay USA - Boston, MA

    Built entirely on landfill, the Back Bay neighborhood offers everything from central Copley Square, which showcases some of the city's most celebrated architecture, to the tony thoroughfare of Commonwealth Avenue and the sprawling indoor shopping mal..

  • 2 John Hancock Tower Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Entrée dans St. James Ave USA - Boston, MA 02116

    Since its completion in 1975, the Hancock Tower has reigned as New England's tallest skyscraper. Its unusual rhomboid shape creates a variety of profiles, depending on your vantage point. From the opposite side of Boylston Street, the tower, covered ..

  • 3 Forest Hills Cemetery Interesting

    Religious buildings

    95 Forest Hills Ave USA - Boston, MA 02130

    More than 150 years old, this rural cemetery garden is one of the prettiest in the country, nationally known for its collection of memorial sculpture and handsome Victorian landscape. You can stroll the 275-acre grounds, through stately groves of tre..

  • 4 Old Granary Burying Ground Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Tremont Street USA - Boston, MA

    Next door to Park Street Church, this burial ground was named for the 17C granary that once stood nearby. Buried here are Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Crispus Attucks, an African American killed in the Boston Massacre. An obelisk in th..

  • 5 Gibson House Museum Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    137 Beacon St. USA - Boston, MA 02116

    Step inside this row house and you'll get a sense of the reality of 19C life in Boston. Built in 1859, the Gibson House retains its Victorian flavor and offers a rare glimpse into the lifestyle of an affluent Back Bay family. The house features elabo..

  • 6 King's Chapel Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Corner of Tremont & School Sts USA - Boston, MA 02108

    This 1754 granite building replaced the original wooden chapel built on the site in the 1680s. Nine years after the British evacuated Boston, this church, New England's first Anglican house of worship, was reborn as the first Unitarian church in Amer..

  • 7 Otis House Museum Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    141 Cambridge St USA - Boston, MA 02114

    The house (1796) was the creation of two men who permanently influenced Boston's urban landscape: architect Charles Bulfinch and Harrison Gray Otis, lawyer, speculator and politician. The first of three houses Bulfinch designed for Otis on Beacon Hil..

  • 8 Park Street Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    1 Park St USA - Boston, MA 02108

    Step inside this 1809 meetinghouse to see where William Lloyd Garrison delivered his first antislavery speech (1829), and where "America" was sung for the first time (1831).

  • 9 Paul Revere House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    19 North Square USA - Boston, MA 02113

    This small clapboard house (1680) is famed as the starting point of the historic ride of Patriot Paul Revere (1735-1818) to Lexington on April 18, 1775 to warn Revolutionary troops that the British were coming. Inside you'll find Revere family furnit..

  • 10 Beacon Street Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1 Beacon Street USA - Boston, MA

    Favored by Boston's old-money families in the 19C, this distinguished thoroughfare is flanked by grand town houses, many converted to colleges and cultural institutions.

  • 11 Boston Athenaeum Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    10 1/2 Beacon St. USA - Boston, MA 02108

    Established in 1807, the Boston Athenaeum is one of the nation's oldest private lending libraries. The library's present home on Beacon Hill was built in the 1840s to accommodate its growing holdings, which today total some 600,000 volumes and works ..

  • 12 John F. Kennedy Library and Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Columbia Point, à Dorchester (près de l’University of Massachusetts) USA - Boston, MA 02125

    Architect I.M. Pei's sleek concrete and glass structure serves as a monument to Boston's favorite son, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the US. Inside, you'll get to know Kennedy, the man, beginning with a film of his early life, narrat..

  • 13 Charles Street Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1 Charles Street USA - Boston, MA

    Antique shops, art galleries and coffee shops line the main shopping thoroughfare in the Beacon Hill. At the corner of Mount Vernon Street stands the Charles Street Meeting House (c.1807). This popular forum for 19C abolitionists William Lloyd Garris..

  • 14 Charles River Esplanade Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Enbankment Rd USA - Boston, MA

    The Fiedler footbridge leads to this esplanade. Landscaped in the early 1930s, the bustling waterfront park extends more than 10 miles along the Charles River and attracts joggers, in-line skaters, cyclists, picnickers and sailing enthusiasts. If you..

  • 15 Waterfront Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Boston, MA

    The locus of Boston's long period of maritime prosperity, the waterfront fell on hard times in the 20C with the decline of the shipping business and the construction of a highway overpass that severed the waterfront from the rest of the city. Since t..

  • 16 Copp's Hill Burying Ground Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Bordé par Hull St. et Charter St. USA - Boston, MA 02113

    In the North End, next to Old North Church, Copp's Hill rises high above Charter Street, offering pleasant views across the water to Charlestown. The cemetery's residents include three generations of the prominent Mather family: Increase (minister an..

  • 17 Robert Gould Shaw Memorial Interesting

    Museums and art

    104 Beacon St USA - Boston, MA

    This memorial honors the leader, Col. Robert Gould Shaw, and members of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first regiment of free black volunteers, in the Civil War. Shaw was killed in 1863 during the Union assault on Fort Wagner in South Carolina.

  • 18 Newbury Street Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1 St Newbury USA - Boston, MA

    Eight blocks long and lined with open-air cafes and high-end boutiques, Newbury Street is the shopping nexus for Boston's fashion elite. The block between Exeter and Dartmouth streets boasts a cluster of art galleries and a lively street scene, makin..

  • 19 North End Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    34 Prince St USA - Boston, MA

    Rooftop gardens; shops bulging with fresh meats, poultry and vegetables; and restaurants and cafes that serve home-cooked pasta, pizza, pastries and espresso crowd this colorful Italian district. Boston's oldest residential neighborhood has been cont..

  • 20 Boston Common Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    145 Tremont Street USA - Boston, MA

    Smack dab in the center of town, the Boston Common encompasses a whopping 50 acres. It's a popular gathering spot for dog walkers, joggers, cart vendors, studying students and families and yes, a fair amount of homeless people. Whereas the Public Gar..

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