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Boston State HouseBoston, Free
The State House is the oldest building on Beacon Hill. The building and its grounds cover two city blocks. The Bulfinch Front faces south, its red brick walls,
Boston Tea Party Ship & MuseumBoston, $
The Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum is a re-creation of the famous protest in a full scale replica of the tea party ship, also museum exhibits.
Bunker Hill MonumentCharlestown, Free
The Bunker Hill Monument commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill. It's been open to the public since 1842. Climb the 294 steps to the top of the granite obelisk.
Castle Island and Fort IndependenceBoston, Free
Often missed by tourists, Castle Island is a great place to walk or roller blade, along Boston Harbor. This 22 acre land-bound island (it's the site of an old armory), features a number of interesting and entertaining...
Faneuil Hall MarketplaceBoston, Free
Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a favorite destination for both locals and tourists alike.
Fenway Park ToursBoston, $$
Tour the home of the Boston Red Sox, including the press box, dugout, field, and more. Tours run daily and leave from the Souvenir Store across Yawkey Way.
Freedom Trail ToursBoston, $$
Walk into history on the Freedom Trail! Join a Colonial guide dressed in old fashioned garb as he or she takes you on a 90-minute walking tour of The Freedom Trail, from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market.
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House - Home of the AlcottsConcord, $
Orchard House is the former home of author Louisa May Alcott (Little Women). Very homey and informal - shown by 30 minute tours only.
Minuteman National ParkConcord, Free
Created in 1959, Minute Man National Historical Park (NHP) preserves and protects the significant historic sites, structures, properties, and landscapes associated with some of the first battles of the American...
Old North Church - North EndBoston, $
Revere's 'One if by land, and two if by sea' ride. Built in 1723, it has the city's tallest steeple in Boston at 191 feet.
Old South Meeting HouseBoston, $
When you follow the Freedom Trail's red line you'll eventually arrive at the Old South Meeting House. It was built in 1729 as a Puritan Church but has become better known as the site of the Boston Tea Party.
Old State House MuseumBoston, $
Known today as the Old State House, this building was the center of Boston ’s civic life in the 18th century and the scene of some of the most dramatic chapters in the lead-up to the American Revolution. Hands-on...
Quincy MarketBoston, Free
Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Quincy Market has great shops and nifty peddler carts galore.
Swan Boat RidesBack Bay, $
The Boston Common is oldest public park in the country, with relaxing swan-boat rides in the park's lake.
Walden Pond State ReservationConcord, $
Henry David Thoreau lived for two years at Walden Pond in the mid-nineteenth century and wrote of his experiences in the well-known book Walden. Swimming, hiking, fishing, boating for car-top boats and canoes (w/life...
Battleship Cove Naval Ship MuseumFall River, $$
Historic naval ships, military exhibits, and related memorabilia tell the stories of brave sailors and their proud fighting days. Explore the Battleship Massachusetts' nine decks (great for kids!)
Boston CommonBoston, $
Boston Common is Boston, Massachusetts' most famous public park and the oldest city park in the United States, dating as far back as 1634. It includes 50 acres of open park space with sports fields, a spray fountain &...
Boston Opera HouseBoston, $$$
The newly renovated Boston Opera House, located in the heart of Boston's theatre district, has quickly become one the best theatre venues in Boston.
Boston Public GardenBoston, Free
The Boston Public Garden is the oldest public park in the country, with swan-boat rides in the park's lake, beautiful winding paths and gardens. Lots of benches to sit and relax.
Castle Hill on the Crane EstateIpswich, $$
Castle Hill exemplifies the American Country Place Era with its farm and estate buildings, designed grounds and gardens, and diverse natural areas.
Chevalier TheatreMedford, $$$
Located in Medford, Massachusetts, the Chevalier Theatre is one of the Boston area's hidden gems, an historical landmark, a memorial to a hero and a cultural icon.
Forbes House MuseumMilton, $
The Forbes House Charitable Trust was established in 1984 to ensure the preservation of the house, collections, and grounds at 215 Adams Street. These treasures are interpreted through tours, lectures, programs, and...
Museum Of African American History2 Locations, Free
Exhibits and programs are dedicated to accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans during the colonial period in New England.
Old Ordinary MuseumHingham, $
Take a step back in time through three hundred years. This fourteen room house museum contains an extensive collection of period furniture export porcelain, glass, paintings, textiles, tools and more.
The Witch HouseSalem, $$
The Witch House, home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, is the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the Witchcraft Trials of 1692. Judge Corwin served on the Court of Oyer and Terminer, which ultimately...
Adams Academy/Quincy Historical SocietyQuincy, $
Built on the site of the birthplace of legendary patriot John Hancock - and funded by an endowment left by John Adams - Adams Academy began its life in 1872 as a boys' preparatory school, which operated until 1908.
America's StonehengeNew Hampshire, $
America's Stonehenge is an accurate astronomically aligned calendar. It was and still can be used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year. Learn about the history of the site at the visitors center, and...
Battleship Cove ToursFall River, $
Explore the Battleship Massachusetts, a submarine, a PT boat, a Japanese suicide boat and more among the fleet of six vessels open to the public.
Boston HaymarketBoston, $
Haymarket is Boston's great outdoor market, where you can buy everything from fruits and vegetable to sugar cane to fish just off the boat.
Boston National Historic ParkBoston, $
Boston National Historic Park is an association of sites that together tell the story of the city's role in our nation's history.
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