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Classic Boston Landmarks

Got friends visiting Boston and unsure where to take them sightseeing? We know what that’s like. You can live in a city for years, feel like you know it backwards and forward and yet when it comes time to give a tour your mind goes blank. The list below should help.

1. Old South Meeting House

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The Old South Meeting House is a historic church building at the corner of Milk and Washington Streets in the Downtown Crossing area of Boston, Massachusetts.

Address: 310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108
Mon – Sun: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone: (617) 482-6439

2. Faneuil Hall

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Faneuil Hall, located near the waterfront and today’s Government Center, in Boston, Massachusetts, has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1743.

Address: 1 Faneuil Hall Sq, Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 523-1300

3. Paul Revere House

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The Paul Revere House was the colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution.

Address: 19 North Sq, Boston, MA 02113
Mon – Sun: 9:30 am – 5:15 pm
Phone: (617) 523-2338

4. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum or Fenway Court, as the museum was known during Isabella Stewart Gardner’s lifetime, is a museum in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, located .

Address: 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
Mon: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri – Sun: 11:00 – 5:00 pm
Phone: (617) 566-1401

5. Old State House

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The Old State House is a historic building in Boston, Massachusetts, at the intersection of Washington and State Streets.

Address: 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108
Mon – Sun: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: (617) 720-1713

6. Museum of Science

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The Museum of Science is a Boston, Massachusetts landmark, located in Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River.

Address: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
Mon – Thu: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: (617) 723-2500

7. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library and museum of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States.

Address: Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
Mon – Sun: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: (617) 514-1600

8. USS Constitution

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USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America. Constitution was launched in 1797, one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third constructed. Joshua Humphreys designed the frigates to be the young Navy’s capital ships, and so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than standard frigates of the period. Constitution was built in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts at Edmund Hartt’s shipyard. Her first duties with the newly formed U.S. Navy were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi-War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War.

Address: Charlestown Navy Yard, 24 5th St, Bldg 22, Charlestown, MA 02129
Hours: 9:00 am – 6 pm (Everyday)
Phone: (617) 426-1812

9. Black Heritage Trail



The Black Heritage Trail is a path in Boston, Massachusetts, winding through the Beacon Hill neighborhood and sites important in American black history.

Address: 14 Beacon St #719, Boston, MA 02108
Mon: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Tue: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed – Sun: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Phone: (617) 725-0022

10. Public Garden

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The Public Garden, also known as Boston Public Garden, is a large park located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, adjacent to Boston Common.

Address: 4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02116
Hours: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Phone: (617) 635-4505

11. Fenway Park

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Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts, at 4 Yawkey Way near Kenmore Square. Since 1912, it has been the location for the Boston Red Sox, the city’s Major League Baseball franchise. It is the oldest ballpark in MLB.

Address: 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (877) 733-7699

12. Bunker Hill Monument

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The Bunker Hill Monument was erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was among the first major battles between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War, fought there June 17, 1775.

Address: 43 Monument Sq, Charlestown, MA 02129
Hours: 9:00 am – 5 pm
Phone: (617) 242-5641

13. Boston Common

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Boston Common is a central public park in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is sometimes erroneously referred to as the “Boston Commons”. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States.

Address: Beacon St, Boston, MA 02139
Hours: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Phone: (304) 563-4951

14. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, is the fourth largest museum in the United States. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas.

Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Mon – Tue: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wed – Fri: 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
Sat – Sun: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Phone: (617) 267-9300

15. Boston Harbor

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Boston Harbor is a natural harbor and estuary of Massachusetts Bay, and is located adjacent to the city of Boston, Massachusetts. It is home to the Port of Boston, a major shipping facility in the northeastern United States.

16. TD Garden

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The TD Garden is a multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. It is named after its sponsor, TD Bank, a subsidiary of Canada’s Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Address: 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 624-1050

17. Harvard Museum of Natural History

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The Harvard Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum on the grounds of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Address: 26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Mon – Sun: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: (617) 495-3045

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