221 Massachusetts Avenue Write Marketing Group Boston, MA 02115 +1 617 670 1888
If history fascinates you, this tour may definitely be of your interest. Browse through newspapers and documents from the colonial era and hear engaging stories passed down from generation to generation. A descendant of settlers of colonial Boston, Ben L. Edwards conducts these entertaining and educational tours. This children's book author and a relative of Paul Revere has made these tours one of the most popular in Boston. You will get a chance to explore 14 sites like the Massachusetts State House and the Granary Burying Ground. So if informative and fun tours are what you are looking for, make sure you reserve your private family and group tours in advance.
For those who love reading, this is a treasure trove indeed. Boasting of over 10,000 books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, and other related documents, this library caters to almost every literary taste. From science and health, to education and leisure, it's all here. Some rare historical collections are housed inside, and several research aids are available for those interested in pursuing their quests. The library is also host to some amazing photo exhibits in its Mapparium, the Hall of Ideas, the Monitor Gallery, and the Quest Gallery. A few feature films and some 19th-century artifacts are thrown in as well. Browse through and find yourself indulging in a literary adventure.
141 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114 +1 617 227 3956
For everything you ever wanted to know about New England, head to this regional preservation organization. With a huge database of properties, history, collections, publications, and education programs, you can trace anything and anyone here. It offers guests the opportunity to know about past stories and happenings. This is a special treat for those wishing to get nostalgic.
300 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 426 9500
Heritage on the Garden is a shopping street dotted with some really upscale designer boutiques and dining spots. It is home to famous designer labels, such as Sonia Rykiel, Escada, Hermes, Candela Spa and Anne Fontaine. For those who love to indulge in good food, restaurants Excelsior and Via Matta are also on the Heritage. From window shopping to simply hanging out at hot-spots, this famous landmark is a touristy spot everyone must explore.
Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 2115 +1 978 921 0255
This walking/riding tour kicks off in Back Bay and doesn't stop until you've seen every inch of historic Boston, Cambridge and Charleston. Since 1988 Jack Mayfield Tours has been providing visitors a unique glimpse into Boston's past from Copley Square to the Freedom Trial, to Bunker Hill, MIT, and the Cambridge side of the Charles River. All tours complete with air-conditioned vehicles, 13 maximum people per group, comlimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off. Six scheduled stops including lunch in Faneuil Hall.
137 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 267 6338
Built in 1859, the Gibson House was the residence of Charles Hammond Gibson. The family preserved the original decor and converted the house into a museum after his death. The structure is constructed with brownstone and red brick. The interiors are laced with black-walnut woodwork, elegant wallpapers, imported carpets, furniture, paintings, sculpture, photographs, silver, porcelain, curios, and 18th-century family heirlooms. Several filmmakers have used the house as a setting for period films, notably Merchant-Ivory's 'The Bostonians'. The Gibson House Museum was officially opened to the public in 1957, and is a National Historic Landmark.
The quaint, tree-lined streets in Back Bay are filled with brownstone shops, restaurants, bars and upscale housing. The Public Garden is the neighborhood border. From there, you can amble along the wide sidewalks of Commonwealth Avenue or down lively Newbury or Boylston Streets. There are many types of international foods available, from tapas to sushi. Numerous bars serve as meeting places for talking, drinking and dancing. Also in the neighborhood are the John Hancock Tower and the Prudential Center, two of Boston's most prominent skyscrapers.
179 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 266 4835
You will find exhibits of contemporary painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawings at this Newbury Street gallery. The world of art can be intimidating, but you can comfortably brush up on your knowledge here. A staff keen on detail can assist you with artist biographies and collections of work. Many works are by cutting-edge painters, sculptors and artists from around the globe. Displays rotate on a regular basis so call or check the website for the latest exhibit information.
645 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 536 1970
When this congregation was formed in 1669, it was a dissenting group from the First Church in Boston and was known as the Third Church. Famous historical members of this church's congregation included Benjamin Franklin, William Dawes, James Otis and Phillis Wheatley. These members worshipped at the Old South Meetinghouse, which was the home of this congregation at the time. The church moved to its current Boylston Street home in 1875. It is now a congregation of the United Church of Christ. Services are held every Sunday at 11a.
53 Marlborough Street Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 912 0400
The French Library and Cultural Center makes its home in two historic mansions in the Back Bay. Although it offers paid memberships, others are welcome to visit its extensive library for free. The center offers many other reasons for tourists to stop in. It hosts a number of free art exhibits and concerts and has an interesting mix of programs, including lectures, wine tastings and cooking demonstrations.
The Tremont Temple church is one of the city's largest
baptist churches and is an architectural masterpiece. The converse hall at the church is extremely large and can seat around 1800 people but even with its humongous size, the ...
When this congregation was formed in 1669, it was a
dissenting group from the First Church in Boston and was known as the Third Church. Famous historical members of this church's congregation included Benjamin Franklin, William Dawes, James Otis ...
Preserving the grounds and home of former Presidents John Adams
and John Quincy Adams, this historical park offers a variety of activities for visitors. Don't miss a chance to learn about its heritage by touring the former homes, browsing ...