Historic Guide

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States and was the scene of our nation’s founding. Historic sites like Faneuil Hall and Paul Revere’s house draw millions of visitors annually. Discover our nation’s storied past with our guide to historic attractions in Boston.

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June 25, 2018 | Historic Guide

A History of July 4th on the Charles River Esplanade

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees every July 4th. Learn how this exciting tradition came to be.

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May 23, 2018 | Historic Guide

Beyond The Ducklings: The Sculptures of the Boston Public Garden

Escape the bustle of the city and enjoy some beautiful scenery and public art. There are more than a dozen masterpieces on display at the Public Garden.

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March 27, 2018 | Historic Guide

A History of “The T” - America’s First Subway

In 1897, a forgotten gravesite and a massive explosion weren't enough to stop Boston's subway from being completed on time and under budget.

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March 20, 2018 | Historic Guide

The 10 Stops on Boston's Black Heritage Trail

Learn what life was like for the African American community living in Boston during the early 1800s and the time of the Underground Railroad.

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February 23, 2018 | Historic Guide

The Historic Watering Holes of Boston

If you like to chase your drink of choice with a shot of history, pull up a chair at one of these five historic Boston bars and pubs.

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December 27, 2017 | Historic Guide

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Priceless Art and an Unsolved Mystery

As the scene to the largest theft of private property ever recorded, the museum's history is as fascinating as its art collection is stunning. You'll find pieces by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt, and more in Isabella Stewart Gardner's incredible collection.

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November 10, 2017 | Historic Guide

Visiting the Literary Landmarks of Greater Boston

Whether you’re a fan of American literature, history, or even architecture, you’ll enjoy taking a tour of the literary landmarks of Greater Boston. See the homes of some of the greatest authors and thinkers in American history. You’ll gain an understanding of how they lived and perhaps what might have influenced their greatest works.

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September 05, 2017 | Historic Guide

Fenway Park: America’s Most Beloved Ballpark

On April 20, 1912, Fenway Park held its first game, a 7-6 nail-biter that saw the Boston Red Sox eek out a victory over the New York Yankees.

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July 24, 2017 | Historic Guide

The 5 Best Museums in Boston

If you enjoy a dash of culture on your vacation, look no further than Boston’s fine collection of museums.

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May 24, 2017 | Historic Guide

Grand Parade of Sail Comes to Boston for the First Time in 17 Years

On June 17 - 22, 2017, thousands of visitors from around the world will line the city of Boston’s seacoast to witness the fleet of nearly fifty tall ships participating in Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta coming to port.

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