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Discover Fun & Fascinating Historical Attractions in Boston

About 9 month(s) ago by InterContinental Boston
Discover Fun & Fascinating Historical Attractions in Boston

Feel Inspired by the Revolutionary Spirit at Historical Attractions in Boston

No city played a bigger role in the American Revolution than Boston. Colonists plotted in the pubs and gave rousing speeches in the marketplace. British soldiers planned their attacks and Paul Revere embarked on his famous midnight ride. At every turn, you'll discover intriguing historical attractions in Boston, from monumental treasures to quirky local landmarks. Get swept away in the world of the American colonists - and enjoy easy access to it all when you stay at our centrally located hotel. We're steps away from one of the top sites for history buffs, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.


Watch a Historical Reenactment at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Start your historical adventures in Boston at the setting of the infamous Boston Tea Party, the rebellious act that fomented the American Revolution. Located less than a five-minute walk away from our waterfront hotel, this floating attraction is one of the finest museums in the city - and one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the story of the colonists. You may be surprised to find out that at the time, George Washington condemned the Tea Party protesters over "their conduct in destroying the Tea." But Pandora's (tea) box was open and soon the American Revolution would begin in earnest. 306 Congress Street in Boston


Walk in the Steps of America's Revolutionaries on Boston's Freedom Trail

Follow the 2.5-mile red brick line to explore 16 different historical attractions in Boston and put yourself in the places where American history was made. You can join a guided tour or explore the Freedom Trail yourself; it's easy to follow through the historical neighborhoods on your own. It runs between Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown, and passes by 16 significant sites:


  • Boston Common
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Park Street Church
  • Granary Burying Ground
  • King's Chapel
  • King's Chapel Burying Ground
  • Benjamin Franklin Statue & Boston Latin School
  • Old Corner Bookstore
  • Old South Meeting House
  • Old State House
  • Site of Boston Massacre
  • Faneuil Hall
  • Paul Revere House
  • Old North Church
  • Copp's Hill Burying Ground
  • Bunker Hill Monument
  • USS Constitution


Tours of the Freedom Trail leave regularly from the Boston Common Visitor Center, where you can also purchase your tour ticket. 139 Tremont Street in Boston


Picnic at the Oldest Public Park in the USA: Boston Common

Dating all the way back to 1634, this downtown green space was the first city park in the country. The land was originally owned by Boston's first European settler, William Blaxton, until it was purchased by the Puritans who founded Massachusetts Bay Colony. It has been used as a cow pasture and for public hangings. It was also used as a camp by the British right before they left for the Battle of Lexington and Concord - the battle that initiated the American Revolutionary War. Today, it's a chilled-out place to relax with a reflecting pool, softball fields, sculptures, and seasonal events. 139 Tremont Street in Boston


Look Up to See the Steaming Tea Kettle: 227-Gallon Giant Copper Pot

Boston's Tea Party Ships & Museums may be the most famous tea-related historic attraction in the city, but you'll find another one hanging above the Starbucks in Government Center. Created by local coppersmiths Hicks & Badger in 1873, this massive tea kettle was originally a marketing scheme by the Oriental Tea Company. Now it's a beloved local landmark - and yes, it can really steam. 63 Court Street in Boston.


Sing Sweet Caroline at Fenway Park, a Beloved Boston Sports Shrine

Fenway Park is much more than a sports stadium to locals - it's a legendary shrine where magic happens and dreams are made. Home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park opened in 1912 and is the oldest original Major League Baseball stadium that's still in use. Its left field wall is known as the Green Monster and has over 150,000 dents in it from right-handed hitters. There's no better way to blend the past and present in Boston than at a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park. 4 Yawkey Way in Boston


Explore an Ancient & Honorable Artillery Museum in Faneuil Hall

Founded in 1683, the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company was the first organized military unit in the new world. Its headquarters have been located in Faneuil Hall since 1746, which is now a museum that opens to tourists every weekday. See an interesting armory plus relics of American wars including swords, firearms, uniforms, and other memorabilia. While you're there, keep in mind that Faneuil Hall Marketplace was the site of numerous independence speeches by prominent leaders of the American Revolution. The venue played an important part in America's journey from colony to a free nation. 1 Faneuil Square Hall in Boston.


Embrace Boston's Vibrant History at Our Waterfront Luxury Hotel

Put yourself in the heart of an incredible city that played a crucial role in American history at our one-of-a-kind hotel. Perched over the historic Boston Harbor, our retreat immerses you in the authentic spirit of the city. Our central location is moments away from all of the top historical attractions in Boston. You can walk to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and the Freedom Trail. Explore Boston Common and the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. Soak in the dynamic atmosphere of this historic yet youthful city - and then return to relax in pure luxury at InterContinental Boston. Experience American history like never before when you connect with the past, present, and future in Boston.

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