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Boston Back in Time

Featured Guide
Retrace the steps of the great American revolutionists, lounge about where politicians met hundreds of years ago, visit the resting places of some of the most influential men in history; Boston is where the past blends seamlessly with the present. Not far from modernity, you'll find some of the most historic landmarks and monuments in the United States. 

This is my guide for Boston History Buffs, my favorite historic attractions and a few great restaurants near them.
  • Restaurant
    Keane's rating: 5
    Union Oyster House, described as "America's oldest restaurant," was established in 1826. Think of all the historic people who might've dined here!... more
  • Restaurant
    Keane's rating: 5
    Mike's is a pastry-lover's dream. All sorts of colorful concoctions line the display (including their famous cannoli and some really huge sweets). Arrive early... more
  • Attraction
    Keane's rating: 5
    Built between 1887 and 1891, Harvard Bridge provides a beautiful walking path between Boston's Back Bay and Cambridge. I had one of the most wonderful nighttime solo walks... more
  • Attraction
    Keane's rating: 5
    You'll know Newbury Street from the historic 19th-century "brownstone" buildings. Now filled with high-end boutiques and eateries, it's both a trip... more
  • Attraction
    Keane's rating: 5
    The Old North Church exudes that beautiful brick-red New England architecture. It's near Paul Revere's House in the very quaint North Beach area. Definitely stop in... more
  • Attraction
    Keane's rating: 5
    It was a hot day and I found myself in Boston Common. Kids were playing in the nearby playground and outdoor fountain, and the financial district sat waiting for me ahead. A musician... more
  • Attraction
    Keane's rating: 5
    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... more
  • Attraction
    Keane's rating: 5
    Boston's Italian district is renowned for its delicious pastries, particularly cannoli. Walking through the buildings and their alleys is a wonderful experience,... more
  • Attraction
    Keane's rating: 5
    Find the glorious Paul Revere Statue at one end of the long Paul Revere Mall. The statue in action and the Mall's perspective make for amazing photographs.... more
  • Attraction
    Keane's rating: 5
    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... more
  • Attraction
    Keane's rating: 5
    I was in high school when I first saw the film Glory, the 1989 Academy Award-winning film about the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Led by Col. Robert Gould Shaw, the regiment was the... more
  • Attraction
    Keane's rating: 5
    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... more
  • Attraction
    Keane's rating: 5
    Paul Revere was one of my childhood heroes, which, in retrospect, I'm grateful for now, living in an age when people look up to frivolous icons like Justin Bieber. It's... more
  • Attraction
    14 Cheers
    Keane's rating: 4
    Cheers, the fictional bar where everyone knows your name, was modeled after this pub in Boston. Originally called the Bull & Finch Pub, this historic bar just north of Boston... more
  • Attraction
    Keane's rating: 4
    If it's not an incredibly blistering hot Boston day, I would recommend following the Freedom Trail for an adventure through history. If possible, get a guide or use your... more