Immerse yourself in the birth town of American Independence and relive Revolutionary and Civil War history by staying in the historical Custom House. The grand-cross shaped ceiling Rotunda dominates the inside of this building, supported by beautiful marble staircases, tall ceiling lounge (aka the Counting Room), and two-story guest suites. If you stay there as a guest, you also have access to the one and only observation deck in downtown Boston from 7am - 11pm. You can also visit the deck as part of a fee paying tour. The night that I stayed there they also had a decedent of a Civil War colonel dressed in period cloth to intertwine his ancestor's personal life story in the context of the larger history.