Boston Massacre Site

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Boston Massacre Site
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A circle of cobblestones in the street outside the Old State House marks the spot where British soldiers fired on a crowd, the event which many believe was the start of the Revolutionary War.
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Neighborhood: Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
How to get there
  • State • 1 min walk
  • Government Center • 3 min walk
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TheHoovers
205 contributions
Historic
Oct 2021 • Couples
There isn’t much to see, but it was an important part of history that we wanted to see and stand where the people stood. Look down or you might just walk over it without noticing!
Written November 20, 2021
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mariegleerup
Los Angeles, CA72 contributions
Find it by looking down...
Oct 2021
Part of the Freedom Trail, the story behind the Boston Massacre is contested -- we heard two different versions, each from two different tour guides. A good rendezvous point for Boston tourists.
Written October 13, 2021
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leaholden
174 contributions
Look Down
Sep 2021
An interesting stop on the Freedom Trail. Easily missed if you don't look down, I saw a lot of people not notice it until someone else would point it out.
Written October 11, 2021
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Barry N
Coventry, RI3,249 contributions
not a lot to see but it is truly historic on the trail.
Jul 2021
where the first person who died on this spot they say in our great fight to get the British out of our New Naation. However there are a lot of historic buildings in the area that you should look at while walking the trail of history in Boston.
Written September 7, 2021
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TravelB
Texas357 contributions
Expected a more substantial monument
Jul 2021 • Family
This is a stop on the freedom trial. Just outside the old state house. Really just inlaid bricks in the ground. You would miss it if you weren’t looking
Written July 24, 2021
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Erique K
8 contributions
Boston. massacre site
Jul 2021 • Family
This was a stop on our walking tour of the Freedom Trail. A must if you are in Boston- just to simply say that you were at the site of the Boston Massacre.
Written July 20, 2021
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greglinmon
Las Cruces, NM591 contributions
A spark
May 2021 • Family
Amazing spark that contributed to the start of the events that changed the world. Was powerful to be there, yet I expected more interpretation. The grave site of the victims in the granary cemetery adds to this site. If walking freedom trail, a must see
Written May 30, 2021
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Adriana P
Pembroke Pines, FL888 contributions
A walk around history
Apr 2021
Such a great feeling to be "walking around history"; I love how this place makes everyone reflect upon the events of 1770 that led up to the American Revolutionary War and the path to the freedom we enjoy today. The building itself is unassuming and quaint but once you start appreciating all the details, not only in the architecture but the positioning of the building in the city, you'll see that it's more than just a site, but a place rich in history and many other characteristics. A must see when visiting Boston
Written April 8, 2021
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ReneeH3
Baltimore, MD188 contributions
Solomn and Iconic
Sep 2019
History is remembered here. We stopped to take in the moment. it is a busy spot of the city. However I would recommend it for anyone on the freedom trail.
Written August 7, 2020
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Lisa W
Wichita Falls, TX839 contributions
Worth seeing
Dec 2019 • Couples
My husband and I nearly missed it because the exit of the subway is right under the Old State House, which is right in front of where the massacre happened. We came out of the subway trying to orient ourselves to the city, and pretty much just walked over it. Once we realized it, we stopped to look. As part of the Freedom Trail and a significant part of American history, it's definitely worth seeing.
Written December 29, 2019
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