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Ranked #1 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone... more » Owner description: This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, 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 while you're in the neighborhood. « less
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Ranked #2 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Libraries; Art Museums

The Boston Public Library was the first large municipally-funded public library in America.  It has a central location right in the heart of Copley Square, facing the Trinity... more »

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Ranked #3 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
Owner description: The signal from the steeple of Boston's oldest church triggered the War for Independence that led to the birth of America. On... more » Owner description: The signal from the steeple of Boston's oldest church triggered the War for Independence that led to the birth of America. On that fateful night in 1775, the two lanterns in the steeple told Paul Revere that the British were approaching by boat, not on foot. « less
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Ranked #4 of 72 Cultural in Boston
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Ranked #5 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #6 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.... more » Owner description: The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps. « less
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Ranked #7 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites
Owner description: The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams, is also the final resting place... more » Owner description: The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams, is also the final resting place for Mother Goose. « less
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Ranked #8 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Walking tours
Owner description: Operated by the National Park Service, this is a walking tour of Boston's 19th-century African-American history. Tthe Black... more » Owner description: Operated by the National Park Service, this is a walking tour of Boston's 19th-century African-American history. Tthe Black Heritage Trail focuses on the emerging free black community of the 1800s and their leading efforts in the Abolition Movement, the Underground Railroad, and the early struggles for equality and justice. The tour's focus is on the years between 1783 when Massachusetts abolished slavery to 1865 when slavery was abolished nationwide after the Civil War. « less
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Ranked #9 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Historic Sites; Government Buildings; History Museums
Owner description: Relive the drama and excitement of the American Revolution with fun and engaging programs and tours, interactive exhibits,... more » Owner description: Relive the drama and excitement of the American Revolution with fun and engaging programs and tours, interactive exhibits, beautifully restored period rooms and unsurpassed 18th century treasures. Celebrating 300 years as America's oldest and most historic colonial building, the Old State House is now Boston's Revolutionary Museum. Visit us at the heart of the Freedom Trail and only steps away from Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and the New England Aquarium. « less
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Back Bay
Ranked #10 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: This tony neighborhood--one of the two most expensive residential areas in Boston--started as a bay. The bay was filled in... more » Owner description: This tony neighborhood--one of the two most expensive residential areas in Boston--started as a bay. The bay was filled in during the 19th century to create the area now known by the name Back Bay. The area is known for its Victorian brownstones, the Boston Public Library, shopping, office high rises and upscale hotels. « less
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Ranked #11 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
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Ranked #12 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
This National Historic Landmark, one of America's great buildings, was built in 1877 by architect H.H. Richardson.
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Ranked #13 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Owner description: Taste the sweeter side of the Revolution! Visitors will be able to touch, taste, smell, and experience 18th-century chocolate... more » Owner description: Taste the sweeter side of the Revolution! Visitors will be able to touch, taste, smell, and experience 18th-century chocolate as it was enjoyed by some of Boston’s most famous Revolutionary-era patriots. This new shop, the only of its kind in New England, explores the history of chocolate, including how it was produced and consumed during the American colonial period, and its connections to Boston and the Old North Church. Daily demonstrations explore how the chocolate was made and consumed by some of Boston’s most famous Revolutionary-era patriots as well as Captain Newark Jackson for whom the shop is named.The shop is located in the same building as the Printing Offices of Edes and Gill, the Clough House at 21 Unity Street, Boston. Don't miss this exciting and unique experience! « less
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Ranked #14 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Historic Sites; Marinas; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Established in 1800 as one of the country's original naval maintenance centers, the Navy Yard is now the home of the USS... more » Owner description: Established in 1800 as one of the country's original naval maintenance centers, the Navy Yard is now the home of the USS Constitution. « less
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Ranked #15 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites; Concerts
Built in 1754, this was the first Anglican church in America; it later became the country's first Unitarian house of worship.
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Ranked #16 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Libraries; Museums
Owner description: Mary Baker Eddy was a remarkable New England woman who overcame adversity and challenged convention during a time when women... more » Owner description: Mary Baker Eddy was a remarkable New England woman who overcame adversity and challenged convention during a time when women had few rights or opportunities. She is regarded as one of the most successful and influential women of the nineteenth-century. The Mary Baker Eddy Library's mission is to "provide public access and context to original materials and educational experiences about Mary Baker Eddy’s life, ideas, and achievements." This unique library/museum promotes exploration and scholarship through its collections and exhibits, and community interaction and partnership through varied programs and events every year including "Opening Our Doors" and "First Night Boston".The Library is housed in an 11-story, neoclassical style building and is the home of the world-famous Mapparium. « less
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Ranked #17 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites

Established in 1659, Copp's Hill Burying Ground has thousands of graves including those of Cotton Mather, Increase Mather, and Robert Newton who raised two lanterns as a signal to... more »

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Ranked #18 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #19 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
A stop on the Freedom Trail, this 1809 church is noted for its 200-foot steeple.
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Ranked #20 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Libraries; Art Museums

The Boston Athenaeum 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 617-227-0270 www.bostonathenae... Free guided tours are given every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00 by reservation only... more »

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Ranked #21 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
Owner description: The Vilna Shul is Boston's only authentic Jewish historical, cultural and spritiual site. Located on the North Slope of... more » Owner description: The Vilna Shul is Boston's only authentic Jewish historical, cultural and spritiual site. Located on the North Slope of Beacon Hill, the Old Back of Town, the Vilna continues to be a place of learning (shul) and is portal that allows visitors to step back in time just by walking in the door. « less
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Ranked #22 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Religious Sites; Reservations

The First Church of Christ, Scientist is the mother church and world headquarters of the Christian Science religion.  Located in Boston's Back Bay section between Symphony Hall... more »

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Ranked #23 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #24 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Theaters; Architectural Buildings
This ornate, seven-story theater, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to the Boston Ballet.
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Ranked #25 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Popular shopping street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood.
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Ranked #26 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Historic Sites
The Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, was actually fought on nearby Breed's Hill.
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Ranked #27 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: Self-Guided Tours of the largest Tiffany-decorated church interior in the U.S. begin May 1st. Mon.-Sat. 11a.m.-3 p.m.... more » Owner description: Self-Guided Tours of the largest Tiffany-decorated church interior in the U.S. begin May 1st. Mon.-Sat. 11a.m.-3 p.m. Suggested $3.00 donation per person. « less
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Ranked #28 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Neighborhoods

Boston's South End neighborhood is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening. The area has come a long way in the past ten years or so, especially the Tremont street region... more »

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Ranked #29 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #30 of 72 Cultural in Boston
Category: Religious Sites
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