Exploring Boston

WHERE TO GO? WHAT TO SEE?

Exploring Boston

Boston is replete with historical sites, from the Old North Church where Paul Revere started his ride to a marker in Somerville where a second, lesser-known rider, Williams Dawes, passed on a different route north carrying the same message as Revere’s. We hope visitors to the 2019 Boston Olympin Festival will take some time to explore the area. Here a few suggestions (based on Trip Advisor’s top attractions).

Walk the Freedom Trail

The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided tour of American Revolution sites. It starts at the Boston Common, America’s oldest public park, and ends at the famed Bunker Hill Monument.

Cost: Free, but entrance fees at sites may apply.

Website: www.thefreedomtrail.org

Fenway Park

Hallowed ground to baseball purists, this cozy, quirky park has been the Boston Red Sox home field since 1912. The most distinctive feature of this classic baseball park is the 37-foot-tall left field wall, known as the “Green Monster.”

Cost: Tours $21.

Website: www.mlb.com/redsox/ballpark

Boston Public Gardens

Remember “Make Way For Ducklings” from your childhood. Here they are at the Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, with over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is America’s first public garden.

Cost: Free.

Website: friendsofthepublicgarden.org/our-parks/the-garden

Museum of Fine Arts

Boston’s oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world’s most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.

Cost: $25; open 7 days a week, 10AM – 5PM.

Website: www.mfa.org

Boston's North End

Boston’s oldest neighborhood is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone streets to take in the architecture and aromas of delicious food, and visit Paul Revere’s house and the Old North Church.

Cost: Free, but entrance fees at sites may apply.

Website: oldnorth.com

Kennedy Presidential Library

Relive the Kennedy era in this dynamic combination museum and library, from the Kennedy-Nixon debate, and Cuban Missile Crisis, through the space program. The I.M. Pei-designed building overlooks the water and Boston skyline.

Cost: $14; open 7 days a week, 9AM – 5PM.

Website: jfklibrary.org

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