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Things to do for History Buffs in Boston and Surrounds 

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    Freedom Trail

    99 Chauncy St., Boston, MA 02111
    4.5
    61 reviews

    The Freedom Trail takes you the downtown part of the oldest part of the downtown area. Talks about the different event that had happen in leading up to the American Revolution. Disability access is provide with some curb cut problems. Disability Parking is non-existence to a point of just on street parking. You will need about 1 1/2 to 2 ...

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    Old North Church

    193 Salem Street, Boston, MA, United States
    4.5
    23 reviews

    This historic church was made famous by Paul Revere, and his house is actually located nearby. Beautiful building in a great part of the city.

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  • 3

    Fenway Park

    4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215-3409
    4.5
    89 reviews

    One of the most historic ballparks still around! Red Sox games are always fun, and there are a ton a sports bars right near the park if you can't get a ticket to the game.

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    Faneuil Hall

    1 Faneuil Hall Sq,, Boston, MA 02109-1632
    4
    34 reviews

    I may or may not have had a foodie rampage here throwing down substantial cash to try a number of local quick bites. Boston itself isn't too big, so the convenience of getting all that food under one roof isn't a huge benefit, but still the environment is bustling and the crowds (if you can stand them) are kind of ...

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    Harvard University

    26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-2902
    4.5
    44 reviews

    Arguably the world's best university and certainly the richest. I work in the 'other Cambridge' in the UK, but it's hard not to be impressed by both Harvard's resources and the way it uses them. Lots of beautiful buildings as well and plenty for tourists.

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    Boston Common

    Tremont Street and Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
    4.5
    85 reviews

    My favorite park!!!! Best to go when you have some time to relax on a nice day. Heard it was one of the oldest park in the US. Gorgeous trees and lots of tulips. Squirrels are everywhere and we saw a swan sitting on her nest. Make sure to stop by the thinking cup coffee shop (stumpton coffee) before hand. ...

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    Granary Burying Ground

    Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02108
    4
    15 reviews

    I'm a complete Revolutionary War nerd. Always have been. So when I first saw the Granary Burying Ground, peeking in between the gates to see the grave of James Otis, I sort of had a fanboy moment. This is American history. This is where the stories you've read in textbooks come to life. As with the other attractions along Boston's ...

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    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
    4.5
    38 reviews

    I absolutely loved the Museum of Fine Arts. I came here several years ago for the Edward Hopper exhibit when I was backpacking down the East Coast. Here was a guy who recognized the simple poignancy of singular commonplace things. "His quiet, yet riveting, pictures of people in their apartments, offices, and hotel rooms express both a sense of urban ...

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    USS Constitution Museum

    24 5th St, Charlestown, MA, United States
    4.5
    39 reviews

    Remember this as a kid. The ship is amazing. The twin is in Baltimore. The museum is newish though and very impressive, especially for teens and even younger kids.

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  • 10

    The Paul Revere House

    19 N Square, Boston, MA, United States
    4
    19 reviews

    Nestled in the North End, this historic house is well maintained and very interesting to history buffs.

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    Old State House

    206 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02109-1702
    4
    22 reviews

    historic and beautiful building in the middle of high and modern buildings. The declaration of independence was read here

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  • 12

    The Boston Public Library

    700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, United States
    4.5
    20 reviews

    Wandering around the Boston Library was perfect after trying to brave the city in a massive rain storm. You can't help but find yourself fully entranced by the different exhibits at one end or the incredible architecture.Need a place for a picnic? Try the court yard in the center.

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  • 13

    Museum of Science

    1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    4.5
    28 reviews

    Museum of Science is always a fun time! I still go to exhibits here with my friends all the time! Also I love coming here to watch the latest films in the Omni theater.

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  • 14

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    4 South Market Building, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02129
    4
    46 reviews

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace is huge giant place of several building connect together. the disability access is on the side of the building have to open the door to get to the lift. Down a ways there is another way without a lift that you enter into for all the food court area very crowd and getting a table is difficult.

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  • 15

    Boston Duck Tours

    1 Science Park, Boston, MA, United States
    4.5
    22 reviews

    It's quintessential Boston and a great little piece of history. Boston bought the boats that didn't make it over to Normandy in WWII and turned them into a tourist's dream. It's a rare opportunity and quite fun.

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    Harvard Yard

    Cambridge, MA
    4.5
    14 reviews

    Harvard has a beautiful campus and is well worth a visit. Lots of beautiful architecture and lots of history. I used to work on campus and would take long detours around campus just to explore.

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    Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum

    306 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts
    4
    6 reviews

    Well this place is as random as random can be. It is located dead center in the middle of a river. On one side is a super fancy steakhouse and on the other is the Boston Children's Museum. It has two ships tied up alongside of it. These two ships have been on several TV shows that I have seen ...

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  • 18

    North End

    Hanover Street and Prince Street, Boston, MA 02113
    4.5
    34 reviews

    This neighborhood of Boston is the city's oldest residential community. Here you'll find "little Italy" and Paul Reveres House.

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    Trinity Church Boston

    206 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02116
    4
    16 reviews

    nice church in the middle of modern buildings and shops

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  • 20

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    280 Fenway, Boston, MA, United States
    4.5
    20 reviews

    This museum isn't nearly as popular as it should be! The building itself is gorgeous and the collection is great, even if some paintings were stolen!

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