Cultural sights in Boston
- Freedom Trail: Top of the list of Boston cultural attractions is the Freedom Trail. A four-mile walk on this central trail leads from Boston Common to the State House to the Bunker Hill Monument. The Freedom Trail is marked with a red line on the ground so you can hardly get lost while strolling.
The architecturally and historically interesting stations of the Freedom Trail at a glance:
- Boston Common
- Masschusett’s State House
- Park Street Church
- Granary Burying Ground
- King’s Chapel
- King’s Chapel Burying Ground
- Statue of Benjamin Franklin + location of the Boston Latin School
- Old Corner Bookstore
- Old South Meeting House
- Old State House
- Site of the Boston massacre
- Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
- Paul Revere’s home
- Old North Church
- Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
- USS Constitution
- Bunker Hill Monument
Would you like a map to see the route in advance? You can use a map of the Freedom Trail download it for free here.
- Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market: In the Faneuil Hall, which is part of the Freedom Trail, there are market stalls on the ground floor. On the fourth floor you will find the ” Ancient and Honorable Artillery Museum “, In which weapons, uniforms and pictures of important battles are exhibited. The Quincy Market is located next to and extends the Faneuil Hall. There is also a food market inside the historic building. You can also visit restaurants and bars in Quincy Market.
- Harvard: Few can claim to be in Harvard to have been. If you want to get a taste of campus at least once, you can visit the famous university during your stay and book a walk around the campus in the visitor center.
- Boston Public Library: The Boston Public Library is located in Copley Square. The square is surrounded by buildings from different eras, resulting in a surreal scenery. The Boston Public Library itself is the largest municipal public library in the United States and one of the largest libraries on earth.
- Charlestown Navy Yard: The Charlestown Navy Yard is the place where the oldest warship in the American Navy, the USS Constitution, is moored. The harbor itself is part of the Boston National Historical Park, which also houses the Bunker Hill Monument, which is also worth seeing.
- Old South Meeting House: That Old South Meeting House was the scene of the debate that ultimately led to the Boston Tea Party. Today the former church houses a museum and is part of the Freedom Trail.
- Old State House: The Old State House is considered in some places to be the birthplace of US independence. For example, after a trial in 1761, John Adams once wrote: “ At this time and in this place […] the child named Independence was born… ”. In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed from this building. Today the building is a museum, not least thanks to its importance for the independence of the United States.
- John Hancock Tower / 200 Clarendon: The John Hancock Tower, which has since been renamed 200 Clarendon, is the tallest structure in the city. In addition, the tower is the largest skyscraper in New England. The tower looks different from each side and is therefore a popular photo motif.
- Commonwealth Avenue: Commonwealth Avenue runs from the western corner of the Boston Public Garden, through Back Bay, Kenmore Square and finally to Newton. Of cultural interest are the many statues that have been placed along Commonwealth Avenue. These include statues of Alexander Hamilton, John Glover and Leif Eriksson.
- USS Constitution: The USS Constitution is the oldest seaworthy warship in the world and entered service in 1798. Today it is used as a museum ship, on which regular guided tours by sailors in historical uniforms take place.
There are also some beautiful churches waiting to be visited in the big city of Boston. See abbreviationfinder for acronyms about Boston.
These include, for example:
- Trinity Church: Trinity Church is best known for its choirs, but is also very interesting from an architectural point of view. After all, it was named one of the “Ten Most Great Structures in the United States” for a reason. In addition, the church, which is located in the city’s Back Bay district, is listed as a National Historic Landmark.
- Park Street Church: Park Street Church, built in 1809, is located in the Downtown Crossing district, where many shops are also waiting for visitors. It is a historic part of the Freedom Trail.
- Old North Church: The Old North Church is located in the North End of the city and also played a significant role in the history of the independence of the United States. Because from here the famous signal “One if by land, and two if by sea” by Paul Revere is said to have been sent to the surrounding area by means of lanterns. The church is the oldest in use structure in town, a National Historic Landmark, and part of the Freedom Trail.
- Old South Church: The Old South Church was built in 1874 in Gothic Revival style and is located in Copley Square. The building is listed as a National Historic Landmark and has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- King’s Chapel: The King’s Chapel was founded as the first Anglican church in New England and has a long and varied history. Next to the church is a cemetery where many famous historical figures are buried. The King’s Chapel Burying Ground is part of the Freedom Trail.