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  • Faneuil Hall MarketplaceShopping » Historic Landmarks2109View site Faneuil Hall Marketplace is located at 1 Faneuil Hall Square in Boston, Massachusetts and was gifted to the city in 1742, by Boston�s wealthiest merchant, Peter Faneuil. Its nickname is �The Cradle of America� and it has played numerous roles in history. The marketplace is situated on 6.5 acres and consists of three 19th century buildings that feature Neoclassic and Greek Revival architecture. It is now home to nearly 50 owner-operated shops that offer a wide selection of jewelry, clothing, giftware and more. There are also 35 food stalls, 44 pushcart vendors and 14 full service pubs and restaurants. The cobble stone promenades also feature street performances with jugglers, magicians and musicians that come from all over the world to perform here. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is open daily to the general public and is host to numerous events throughout the year.
  • Old North ChurchAttractions » Historic Landmarks193 Salem St, 2113View siteThe Old North Church found in Boston, Massachusetts is most famous for it's role in the ride of Paul Revere to warn the colonial militias about the British troops moving towards them. "One if by land, two if by sea" are the famous words remembered in this moment in time which helped to spark the American Revolution. Strangely, the congregation at the time was loyal to the King of England when the church was involved in the famous ride though that later changed. Today in the city of Boston the Old North Church is the oldest still standing building within the city having been built in 1723. Children are among the church's most frequent visitors attending there on school field trips and curious tourists flock there in the summer months for a history lesson important to all. The Old North Foundation is the charity responsible for overseeing it continued preservation.
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & LibraryAttractions » MuseumsColumbia Point, 2125View site One of the greatest presidents America has ever seen is possibly the 35th one John F Kennedy. That is the reason we have the John F Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library located in Boston Massachusetts next to the University of Massachusetts Boston campus. The first floor of the John F Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library is the museum. The museum has exhibits relating to John F Kennedy and his family as well as political memorabilia. Visitors to the museum usually start out by watching a series of short documentary films. One which is narrated by John F Kennedy and another is on the Cuban Missile Crisis. The museum also features many exhibits that surround John F Kennedy, his family and his way of things while in the white house. Admissions to the museum is also rather affordable with adults costing $12, seniors costing $10, kids 13-17 costing $9 and children 12 and under are free. They are open all year round as well.
  • Samuel Adams BreweryAttractions » Entertainment30 Germania Street, 2130View siteThe Samuel Adams Brewery at 30 Germania Street in Boston is the brewery that makes the Samuel Adams brand of beer and lager. Tours of the unique American Craft Brewer's facility are free with a minimum two-dollar donation that is given on to local charities. The tour illustrates the brewing process from start to finish and visitors with proof of legal drinking age (21 in Massachusetts) are allowed to sample a few of their award-winning brews at the end of the tour. Hours for the Samuel Adams Brewery gift shop and tour are Monday through Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Reservations are only taken for group tours of 20 or more by calling (617) 368-5256. Saturday is the busiest day; tours typically fill up by noon.
  • Boston Public LibraryAttractions » Museums700 Boylston St, 2116View siteThe Boston Public Library is located at 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA. The library hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 9pm. The hours on Friday and Saturday is 9am to 5pm. The hours on Sunday is 1pm to 5pm. The library is closed for most of the major holidays. The library card is free, but if you loose your library card you must pay $1 replacement fee. Massachusetts residents and students residing in Massachusetts area have full access to the Boston Public library. Also people commuting to work from Massachusetts have full access to the library. Children 12 years old and under need a parents signature to get a library card. The library card can not be used by someone else; must be use by the person whom the card was issued to. The library offers research and specialized services. If you need a wheelchair its available at the switchboard office.
  • Boston CommonAttractions » Parks & Nature2108View siteBoston Common is a public park that is located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. It is the oldest park in the United States and was built in 1634. The park encompasses 50 acres of land and it is the southern end of the Freedom Trail. There is no entrance fee to the park and visitors can enjoy the rich history of Boston Common. There are many great attractions located on the site. These include the Boston Massacre Memorial, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Great Elm Plaque, the Oneida Football Monument, the Brewer Fountain, Boylston Station, Park Street Station and the Augustus Saint-Guadens Monument. The park is one that allows people to become educated on the city of Boston and its contributions to United States history. There are great restaurants and shops nearby to have a great experience when going to the city.
  • USS Constitution MuseumAttractions » Historic LandmarksBldg 5 Charlestown Navy Yard, 2129View siteThe USS Constitution is the worlds longest commissioned ship in navy force, now a museum. It is officially the commissioned flagship of the United States Navy of the armed forces. She is a 44 gun frigate, the original of the first six ships commissioned by Congress for the US Navy. She was launched from her berth on October 21, 1797. The USS Constituion is most famous for her service in the War of 1812 by fighting four different English ships and winnin. The different captains of the USS Constitution were rewarded by Congress in honor of their bravery and success. She was taken out of active service in 1855. Today the ship is a museum celebrating the history of US Naval history and heritage. US Navy crewman still work the decks of USS Constitution nicknamed "Old Ironsides". All visitors must undergo a security check before embarking onto the ship museum.
  • Museum of Fine ArtsAttractions » Museums465 Huntington Ave, 2115View siteThe Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Ma offers artistic collections from many different artists. The museum is located at 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA. The operating hours are Monday and Tuesday 10am to 445pm, Wednesday to Friday 10am to 945pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 445pm. The admission cost for members are free. The admission cost for adults is $25, seniors aged 65 years and older $23, Students $23, and children under 6 years old the admission cost is free. The museum offers many shops such as Gund Gallery Exhibition Shop,Gund Gallery Exhibition Shop, and the Main Bookstore & Shop. Cell phones or any other type of mobile devices are not allowed in the galleries. Also photography or reproductions of any of the exhibits are not allowed. The museum offers three floor levels of wonderful art collections worth visiting. In all if you enjoy the arts you are bound to love the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Ma.
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumAttractions » Parks & Nature280 The Fenway, 2115View siteThe Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is located at 280 The Fenway Boston, MA. The admission price for adults is $15, for seniors age 65 years and up is $12, and $5 for college students with an id. The museum is opened Wednesday through Monday 11am until 5pm. The museum is open Thursday from 11pm until 9pm, and the museum is closed on Tuesday. There are several tours that are offered such as the Public tours, Space on tours, Architecture tour, Collection Highlights tour, and they also offer Spotlight talk. You are not allowed to touch the art work. The museum has onsite security, and all visitor's backpacks, laptops, etc. must be checked in at the coat check. The wonderful Cafe G offers visitors various menus for your liking. The Gift at the Gardner offers visitors the opportunity to purchase souvenirs. If you are visiting Boston, MA the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum is a must.
  • Museum of ScienceAttractions » MuseumsScience Park, 2114View siteThe Museum of Science Boston is among the finest science institutions. There are several varieties. There are communicative exhibitions, live animal exhibitions, presentations, shows, etc. It is big, and despite the fact having many guests, it by no means feels crowded. The employees are very accommodating, and always pleasing. The Museum of Science Boston offers both exciting things and learning in one visit. 2 of the Institution's latest additions, the first, Gallery for provisional shows, and the other, Mugar Omni Theater, prove the Museum's commitment to making the science enjoyable and available to all. It is a really good museum to go as a grown-up, to take kids, and to take outsider visitors. There are also places for young children. The museum offer plentiful, and are continuously adding something.
  • Newbury StreetAttractions » Historic LandmarksBack Bay, 2105In the upscale Back Bay district of Boston in Massachusetts of the United States, Newbury Street stretches from Massachusetts Avenue to the Public Garden. The historic brownstone townhouses built in the 1800s are converted into charming specialty and boutique shops and sit-down restaurants with fantastic food. Newbury was the first street in Back Bay to see construction. The first structure on the street was the Emmanuel Church, built in the mid-1800s. In the 1890s, Newbury had become one of the top places to live in the city of Boston. Another classical building on the street is the Museum of Natural History with its impressive traditional French academic architectural style. Gradually over the turn of the century, the residential street collected more and more retail shops. By the 1970s, the Newbury Street became a trendy and popular shopping district attractive to young shoppers, visitors and other residents of Boston.
  • Boston Public GardenAttractions » Parks & NatureCharles Street, 2116View siteThe Boston Public Garden sits in the middle of Boston, for tourist and locals to enjoy. The park is not large, at just over 24 acres, but it contains so much for visitors to see. Situated just off the Freedom Trail the garden is a perfect side destination to check out. Though the park is exciting to see year round, the flowers are in full bloom during the late spring months. One of the most interesting and unique aspects of the park is the swan boats, which can carry about 20 people. The best time of year to enjoy the swan boast has to be the summer, but the boats can be enjoyed year round. The 15 minute ride is truly remarkable and should be enjoyed by anyone in Boston. A visit to Boston is not complete without a visit to the Boston Public Garden.
  • Faneuil Hall MarketplaceAttractions » Historic Landmarks2109View site Faneuil Hall Marketplace is located at 1 Faneuil Hall Square in Boston, Massachusetts and was gifted to the city in 1742, by Boston�s wealthiest merchant, Peter Faneuil. Its nickname is �The Cradle of America� and it has played numerous roles in history. The marketplace is situated on 6.5 acres and consists of three 19th century buildings that feature Neoclassic and Greek Revival architecture. It is now home to nearly 50 owner-operated shops that offer a wide selection of jewelry, clothing, giftware and more. There are also 35 food stalls, 44 pushcart vendors and 14 full service pubs and restaurants. The cobble stone promenades also feature street performances with jugglers, magicians and musicians that come from all over the world to perform here. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is open daily to the general public and is host to numerous events throughout the year.
  • Fenway ParkAttractions » Arenas & Stadiums4 Yawkey Way, 2215View siteFenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts at 4 Yawkey Way. The stadium provides fans with an experience unlike any other in Major League Baseball! Fenway Park has not changed much since opening April 20, 1912, and the history of the ballpark draws thousands of visitors a year. Tickets for a Red Sox game start at around 12$ dollars,and with over 80 games a year taking place at the park this is the best way to enjoy the stadium! If your unable to make it to the stadium on game day, tours are available seven days a week from 11a.m.-6p.m. local time, at a cost of around 16$ dollars a person. The tours are a great to way to learn about the history of the stadium!
  • New England AquariumAttractions » Zoos & AquariumsCentral Wharf, 2110View siteThe New England Aquarium, one of the country�s best, is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Located on Boston�s waterfront at 1 Central Wharf, it can be reached by car or on the subway via the Aquarium stop on MBTA�s Blue Line. Adult admission is $17.95. The aquarium contains an impressive four story coral reef tank. 600 marine animals live in this 200,000 gallon tank including Myrtle the Turtle. Myrtle is a green sea turtle who has been living in the tank since 1970 and is around 80 years old. The aquarium has two hands on exhibits, the �Shark and Ray Touch Tank�, where visitors can touch sharks, and the �Edge of the Sea tide pool�, with more gentle, touchable marine animals. Visitors may enjoy the show in the aquarium�s six story IMAX theatre or maybe go on a whale watching tour, both at extra expense.
  • North EndAttractions » Parks & Nature2109View siteBoston�s North End is the city�s �Little Italy�, made famous by the nearly 100 Italian restaurants within the one-third of a mile space it occupies, its rich culture and historical importance. The Freedom Trail, which traces the events and landmarks that began the American Revolution, stretches through the North End and includes stops at the Paul Revere House and Old North Church. The area offers a terrific mix of the past and the current Italian-American culture that defines the North End. The world renowned �Antico Forno� is just one of many restaurants that attract thousands of eager visitors each year wanting to try the authentic Italian dishes. Public art also has its place around the North End, with six prominent pieces displayed around the borough. The summer is an active time in the North End, with the increase in tourists and the annual celebrations of the Feast of St. Anthony and the Feast of St. Agrippina di Mineo.
  • Freedom TrailAttractions » Parks & Nature2109View siteThe Freedom Trail is a two and a half mile long red brick pathway located at 99 Chauncy Street in Boston, Massachusetts. This trail leads visitors to sixteen separate historical sites along the way. These historical sites include various churches, burial grounds, meeting places, and museums. Those who are interested in the rich history about where the American Revolution began can take a self guided tour of the trail or can even pay for an unofficial trolley ride. Most of the sites on the Freedom Trail are free, but few sites such as Paul Revere House, Old State House and Old South Meeting charge a small admission fee ranging from $6.00 to $12.00 for those seeking to learn more about that specific area. The Freedom Trail was originally thought up by a local journalist by the name of William Schofield. The mayor of Boston, John Hynes, finally put Schofield's idea into action, and by 1953 the Freedom Trail went from an idea to a reality.
  • Boston Symphony OrchestraAttractions » Theaters, Shows & Events301 Mass AveView site
  • Freedom Trail RunTours » Sightseeing ToursBoston Common, 02108View site
  • Bites of Boston Food ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours198 Tremont Street, Suite 451, 02116View site
  • Copley PlaceShopping » Shops & MallsHuntington Ave, 2116
  • Storrow DriveAttractions » Other
  • City Running Tours - BostonTours » Sightseeing Tours99 Chauncy Street, 02111View site
  • Stoddard's CutleryShopping » Other50 Temple Place, 2111
  • Boston Harbor Islands National ParkAttractions » Parks & NatureView site
  • Boston Duck ToursTours » Sightseeing ToursPrudential Center or Museum of Science, 02116View site
  • The ChipyardShopping » Other257 Fanueil Hall Marketplace, 2109View site
  • WaterfrontAttractions » Parks & NatureCongress Street, 2110
  • Boston by SegwayTours » Sightseeing Tours420 Commercial St, 02109View site
  • Local CharmShopping » Other2 Faneuil Hall, 2109
  • Photowalks of BostonTours » Sightseeing ToursBeacon Street, 02110View site
  • Trident Booksellers & CafeShopping » Historic Landmarks338 Newbury St, 2115View site
  • Old Town Trolley Tours of BostonTours » Sightseeing Tours200 Atlantic Ave, 02109View site
  • HaymarketShopping » Shops & MallsBlackstone St
  • New England Holocaust MemorialAttractions » MuseumsBetween Congress and Union Streets, 2109View site
  • Freedom Trail ToursTours » Sightseeing ToursBegin at 148 Tremont St Office at 99 Chauncy St, 02111View site
  • Windsor ButtonShopping » Shops & Malls35 Temple Place, 2111View site
  • Beacon HillAttractions » Parks & NatureBetween Beacon St and Cambridge St, 2108View site
  • Michele Topor's Boston Food ToursTours » Sightseeing ToursSix Charter StreetView site
  • The SOWA Artists GuildShopping » Other450 Harrison AveView site
  • Boston Private ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours707 Main Street, 01740View site
  • Goorin Bros.Shopping » Other130 Newbury Street, 2116View site
  • Boston Night TourTours » Sightseeing Tours60 State StreetView site
  • Pawsh Dog BoutiqueShopping » Other31 Gloucester Street, 2115View site
  • Walking Boston - Private Tours, Historic BostonTours » Sightseeing Tours221 Massachusetts Ave #1003View site
  • Prudential CenterShopping » Historic Landmarks800 Boylston Street, 2199View site
  • Harvard Historical Walking TourTours » Sightseeing Tours1350 Massachusetts Avenue, 02138View site
  • Ten Thousand VillagesShopping » Other252 Washington Street, 2108View site
  • Castle IslandAttractions » Parks & NatureWilliam J Day Boulevard, 2127
  • CityView Trolley ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours296 State Street, 02109View site

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