There is no dearth of historic places in a city like Boston. If you’re a history buff, a grand tour of Boston is likely to include more than a dozen places of historical interest and significance. Find out more about Boston through its history, which the city is known for. Whether you are going for a 2-day trip or a weeklong trip, here is a list of historic places you should consider visiting in Boston.
Bunker Hill Monument
This is the historic landmark that was built in Boston as memorial for soldiers in the mid-19th century. The Bunker Hill monument stands where most of the fighting took place on 1775. Also, if you can climb all the steps of the structure to the top, you can get a breathtaking view of the city.
The U.S.S. Constitution is the oldest commissioned floating vessel of the world. It dates back to 1797 and was a part of the Quasi War that took place in 1812. The ship was also used for training purposes during war and is now one of the most popular museums in Boston.
Beacon Hill District
If you want to get a taste of old Boston, Beacon Hill Historic District is a must visit. From the cobbled streets and pathways to brick buildings designed by Charles Bulfinch, Beacon Hill is both historically and architecturally significant. The area has been home to many notable Bostonians including politicians, businessmen and artists.
If you have heard of Faneuil Hall Market, then you certainly would have seen the main structure called the Faneuil Hall. The market building was built way back in the 1760s and was expanded into a bigger structure in the 19th century by none other than Charles Bulfinch. The market has an excellent architecture that history buffs will admire. As the land where it stands today was donated by Peter Faneuil, a Huguenot merchant, the building was christened Faneuil Hall.
Boston Public Library
If you want to see more of Boston’s amazing architecture, a visit to the Boston Public Library is a must. The structure was designed by Charles Follen McKim, while the murals inside have been done by John Singer Sargant. One room you must go to in the library is the Bates Hall, the reading room with excellent lighting and amazing architecture.
Boston has a number of churches built back in the 17th and 18th centuries. Some of those that are historically significant include the Paul Revere Church built in 1680, the Park Street church built in 1800s, Old North Church and King’s Chapel that gave soldiers departing for war a lot of strength back in those days.
A visit to the Granary Burying Ground, where many patriots including Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and James Otis were laid to rest, is also a great idea.