Recommended Boston Attractions

Charles Street Meeting House

Originally used, starting in 1807, by the white Third Baptist Congregation and as the site of many abolitionists’ speeches, it later housed the African Methodist Episcopal Church followed by a Unitarian congregation. It is now used for commercial purposes. The Federal style building is topped by a cupola and is symmetrically constructed.

Address: 70 Charles Street, Beacon Hill, Boston

Cheers Pub – Birthplace to Cheers

After gaining popularity as the location of the 1980s TV sitcom, Cheers, this historic landmark pub was turned from a long-standing neighborhood gathering spot for locals into one of Boston’s must-see attractions for visitors.

Address: 84 Beacon Street, Boston
Phone: (617) 227-9605

Chinatown

Chinatown, the most densely populated area of Boston, is made up of many markets offering rows of fresh vegetables, mounds of seafood or sweet-tasting treats. You will also find Chinese, Cambodian, Thai, Vietnamese or Japanese restaurants and you can also see the Chinatown Gate.

Christian Science Plaza

One of the largest churches in the New England area, the Christian Science Plaza has fourteen spacious acres that are paved in brick and granite. There are rows of trees, buildings, stone benches, a large reflecting pool and a circular fountain. A not-to-be-missed.

Address: 210 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston

Computer Museum

Visit the Computer Museum housing nearly 200 exhibits including a two-story walk-through computer and a software gallery.

Address: 300 Congress Street, Boston
Phone: (617) 426-2800

Copps Hill Burial Ground

One of Boston’s oldest burying grounds, Copps Hill was established in 1660 as the final resting place of North End artisans, merchants and free African-Americans during colonial times.

Address: Hull Street, Boston

Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall was established in 1742 and was used as a public market and place for town meetings. It now offers 150 shops, restaurants and merchant carts. Central Market is a great choice for lunch with over 35 stands offering a variety of food from all over the world.

South Market Street, Boston
(617) 523-1300

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Freedom Trail

Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red walking trail that leads to 16 nationally significant historic sites – each one an authentic American treasure. Preserved and dedicated to the citizens of Boston in 1958, the Freedom Trail today is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution. Official tours of the Freedom Trail run by the Freedom Trail Foundation are conducted year-round. For an up to date list of tour times, please visit TheFreedomTrail.org or call.

Phone: (617) 357-8300

Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

The original Boston Ghost Tour is an evening of fun and frightful stories. Walk amongst the dead in burying grounds nearly four hundred years old, hear stories of those whose mortal remains lie beneath your feet, and listen to tales of many of the sordid practices that went along with them.

Phone: 1 (617) 269-3626
In Season: April – November

Gibson House Museum

Located in Boston’s Back Bay, The Gibson house gives visitors a glimpse into life during the 19th century. The house remains the residence of a well-to-do Victorian Boston family. A kitchen, scullery, butler’s pantry, baths, as well as formal rooms and personal quarters are filled with the Gibsons’ original furniture and possessions.

Address: 137 Beacon Street, between Arlington and Berkeley Streets, Boston
Phone: (617) 267-6338