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Boston boasts a longevity that other cities dream about. If you like your skyscrapers with a little Victorian and Colonial brick on the side, look no further than this city's myriad of inspiring historical sights.

Boston | Sights

Arnold Arboretum
  • Arnold Arboretum
  • The oldest public arboretum in North America, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University stretches over 265 acres in the Jamaica Plain and Roslindale sections of Boston.
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Boston Athenæum
  • Boston Athenæum
  • Entering a library and going from a confusing, noisy, and hectic world to one of complete serenity, order, and calm is a strange sensation.
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Boston Public Garden
Bunker Hill Monument
  • Bunker Hill Monument
  • "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes," ordered Colonel William Prescott on June 17, 1775, at the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first major battle of the American Revolution.
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Christian Science Church Complex
  • Christian Science Church Complex
  • Spanning 14-acres and hailed by some as the hidden jewel of Boston, the majestic architecture and pristine grounds of the Christian Science Complex lures you in with its radiant beauty.
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Fenway Park
  • Fenway Park
  • Fenway Park has been the home of the Boston Red Sox since April 20, 1912 when they defeated the New York Highlanders-later known as the New York Yankees.
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John Hancock Tower
  • John Hancock Tower
  • It may not be quite as iconic as the Golden Gate Bridge or the Statue of Liberty, but anyone who has enjoyed the view of Boston from the Charles River knows the skyline's main attraction—the slim, elegant John Hancock Tower.
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Massachusetts State House
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Boston is known by many nicknames, which can happen if you've been around for as long as Boston has. Cradle of Liberty, City on a Hill, America's Walking City, and the less impressive Beantown, are some, but one of the town's stranger nicknames is simply the Hub.
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Newbury Street
  • Newbury Street
  • Newbury Street boasts two miles packed with unparalleled shops, restaurants, and salons in the Back Bay area. This whole area was nonexistent until the late 1800s, where construction crews filled in part of Boston Harbor and created all of Back Bay, including Newbury Street.
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Old State House
  • Old State House
  • As the main venue for the stormy debates leading up to the Revolutionary War, the Old State House in Boston might have been the most significant building in America for its role in the outcome of the organized New World.
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Site of the Boston Massacre
Skywalk Observatory
  • Skywalk Observatory
  • Travel to the top of the second-tallest building in Boston to enjoy an exhilarating 360-degree view of the city. The Skywalk Observatory at Prudential Center is the only attraction of its kind in Boston, complete with an audio tour, movie theater, and the Dreams of Freedom Immigration Museum.
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Swan Pond
  • Swan Pond
  • Located amidst the gorgeous Boston Common and Public Gardens, the Swan Pond features the famous Swan Boats, ducks, swans, and a beautifully architected footbridge over the water.
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Trinity Church
  • Trinity Church
  • The wide sidewalks of Boylston Street in downtown Boston are banked by skyscrapers with sheer, shining exteriors that reflect industry and finance, and tall, imposing buildings that seem like the city's backbone with straightened ribs to hold up the skyline.
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USS Constitution
  • USS Constitution
  • There is a certain romance about wooden ships, one that has increased in the past century as their numbers have decreased. Columbus "discovered" America in a wooden sailing ship; the Pilgrims crossed the Atlantic in one, too.
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Zakim Bridge
  • Zakim Bridge
  • The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, fondly known as the "Zakim Bridge," glows under the starry nights and city lights of Boston.
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