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    Tourist Attractions in Boston

    The most interesting tourist attractions places in Boston. Photos and a brief description.

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    About Boston

    A symbol of freedom, a forge of professionals and an important tourist center of the USA – all this is about Boston. It was here that the flame of the American Revolution broke out, as a result of which one of the most powerful and prosperous states of the world was formed. Outstanding people who turned the world of technology upside down came out of the walls of the famous Harvard University. Therefore, Boston really has something to be proud of.

    In addition to the glorious past, the city can offer tourists an equally valuable and interesting present. Boston is constantly becoming a venue for music festivals and grandiose sporting events on a national scale. Even a simple walk among the greenery of the Arnold Public Garden or Arboretum will leave travelers with pleasant memories.

    Top Tourist Attractions in Boston

    Freedom Trail

    A hiking trail that starts at Boston Common Park and ends at Charleston Harbor, where the ship "Constitution" is located. The trail leads through the city center and the main attractions associated with the history of Boston's independence from the English metropolis. The length of the route is about 4 km . All memorable places are equipped with signs and plaques for the convenience of travelers.

    Freedom Trail
    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    A museum dedicated to the famous protest action of American colonists against the authorities of the British Empire in 1773. This event gave impetus to the American Revolution, as a result of which the country gained independence and eventually the United States was formed. The museum is located on the ship. In it, visitors can not just look at the exhibits, but also take part in improvised productions dedicated to the events of those years.

    USS Constitution Museum

    A sailing ship of the late XVIII century, which is still in the service of the US Navy and is listed in its combat composition. He took part in several battles. During the Anglo-American War of 1812-14, the cores of British cannons flew off the sides of the USS Constitution, for which the ship received the nickname "Ironside Old Man". The last time the ship was repaired was in 1995. Today there are guided tours around it.

    USS Constitution Museum
    Public Garden

    Public Garden

    The park was established in 1837 as the first botanical garden in the United States. Over time, it turned into a public place where people come to relax, take a walk, go boating on the lake and communicate with nature. The public garden is closely adjacent to the Boston Common Park, forming a single space with the latter. Sculptures and monuments are scattered everywhere here, and a statue of J. P. is installed at the entrance. Washington on horseback.

    Boston Common

    Boston's Central Park, which traces its history back to the first half of the XVII century. It occupies an area of 20 hectares. At first, this area belonged to the first settler from Europe, W. Blackston, then passed to the colonial authorities and began to be used as a pasture, a little later – a military camp and a place for executions. A full-fledged park appeared here only at the beginning of the XIX century.

    Boston Common
    Arnold Arboretum

    Arnold Arboretum

    The arboretum is located in the suburbs of Boston. It was created by architect and landscape designer F.L. Olmsted. The place was named after the merchant and whaler James Arnold, who donated a considerable part of his fortune and lands for its creation. Today, the arboretum is not only a picturesque park, but also a research site of Harvard University.

    The New England Holocaust Memorial

    The composition of six glass towers was erected in 1995 to commemorate the Jews who died during World War II. Each tower symbolizes the concentration camp of death: Auschwitz, Belzec, Treblinka, Chelmno, Majdanek and Sobibor. Inside the towers, the words of people who survived imprisonment in these terrible places are engraved on the walls.

    The New England Holocaust Memorial
    Old North Church

    Old North Church

    The temple was founded in 1772. It is one of the oldest in Boston. The building was built in the Gregorian style, very popular in the British Empire in the XVIII century. The architect U. worked on the project . Price list. Until 1810, the North Church was the tallest building in the city. The church spire was installed on the roof three times. The first two structures could not resist the hurricanes of 1804 and 1954.

    Trinity Church

    The structure was erected in 1877 on Copley Square. There used to be marshes here, but gradually they were covered with gravel and construction of a residential quarter began. The Trinity Church was built in the Neo-Romanesque manner according to the project of G. Richardson. The architect focused on local materials — sandstone and granite from Massachusetts quarries. The temple was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1907.

    Trinity Church
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    The Boston Gallery is considered one of the largest art museums in the United States. Her collection is second only to the Metropolitan Museum of New York. The exposition is located in a picturesque neoclassical building designed by G. Lowell. Due to the huge number of exhibits, in the 2000s it was decided to build a separate wing, which was completely devoted to American art.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    A private gallery founded by I. S. Gardner at the beginning of the XX century. This woman was a great connoisseur of art and a philanthropist. Isabella wished that after her death, an outstanding collection of more than 2.5 thousand exhibits would become public. Among the works that are exhibited in the gallery are paintings by Titian, Raphael and other European masters, as well as paintings by D. Sargent and D. Whistler.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Museum of Science

    Museum of Science

    The Science Museum is a whole complex, which includes not only exhibition halls, but also a planetarium and one of the largest IMAX cinemas in the USA. It opened in 1830. Initially, its exposition consisted of trophies of travelers who visited Africa and Asia. In the 1950s, the museum turned into a full-fledged science park. At the same time, a large complex was built for him on the banks of the Charles River.

    Harvard Square

    One of the most famous and prestigious educational institutions in the world. The university building is located in Cambridge, which in turn is part of the urban agglomeration of Boston. Harvard was founded in 1636. To date, its structure includes 7 faculties, 12 schools and one institute. Many famous people have graduated from the university. Among them are eight US presidents, as well as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.

    Harvard Square
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Another famous educational institution in Cambridge, which is included in the lists of the best universities in the world. The Institute specializes in training specialists in the technical field (which is obvious from the name). He also conducts training in the areas of management, linguistics, economics, philosophy and political science. MIT has a powerful research base, which allows it to train competent and in-demand specialists.

    Boston Public Library - Central Library

    The book collection is located in a magnificent neo-Renaissance building. The library is known for being one of the first to start giving out books and materials at home. She also owns the third largest book fund in the United States. Several million copies of valuable books and manuscripts are stored here, among which there are early editions of writers of the XVI-XVIII centuries, as well as medieval maps and engravings.

    Boston Public Library - Central Library
    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    Most of the museum's exposition is dedicated to the life and work of the 35th American President J. F. Kennedy. The building for the collection was built in the 1960s with charitable contributions. It should be mentioned that more than 36 million people donated money for the museum, so popular was Kennedy's personality among the American people. The opening ceremony was held in the presence of President D. Carter.

    Old State House

    The Old Capitol is located in the central part of Boston. It was erected in 1713 on the site of the old town hall. Prior to the construction of the New Capitol on Beacon Hill, the state government met here. The architecture of the structure is an example of the Gregorian style. Sometimes the Old Capitol is called "the most historic building in the city", since in 2013 it turned 300 years old.

    Old State House
    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    The Fanel Hall shopping center decorated the streets of Boston in 1722 thanks to the efforts of the French merchant P. Feinuil. The first floor of the building is occupied by shops, on the second floor there is a hall where public debates on various issues take place. In the XIX century, S. Adams, one of the leaders of the American Revolution, performed at Fanel Hall. Other famous political figures were also noted here.

    New England Aquarium

    The aquarium is located on the Boston Waterfront. It is home to several hundred species of marine inhabitants (more than 20 thousand individuals). Visitors will see the fauna of the Arctic zone and the Pacific basin: penguins, sea lions, turtles, sharks, exotic fish, jellyfish and many others. On the huge IMAX screen, guests are shown exciting films about the underwater depths. After the tour, you can have a snack in the cafe located right there.

    New England Aquarium
    Quincy Market

    Quincy Market

    An indoor pavilion in downtown Boston, which was erected in 1826 and named after Mayor D. Quincy (he organized the construction). As a result, Quincy Market has turned into a tourist destination, where people tend to shop, have delicious food, socialize and atmosphere. The pavilion houses shops, market stalls, snack bars and souvenir shops. Street performers and musicians can often be seen performing here.

    Fenway Park

    Baseball stadium built in 1912, the home arena for the Boston Red Sox team. It is the oldest venue where the matches of the Major Baseball League of North America are held. After the reconstruction of 2008, Fenway Park began to accommodate up to 40 thousand spectators. Along with baseball games, classical and American football competitions were previously held here.

    Fenway Park
    TD Garden

    TD Garden

    A sports complex in the city center, built in the 1990s. The stadium is home to several teams in various sports at once: the Boston Bruins (hockey), the Boston Celtics (basketball) and the Boston Blazers (lacrosse). TD Garden is a multifunctional arena that allows various types of competitions to be held. In 2008, the NBA finals were held on its territory.

    Granari Cemetery

    The old city cemetery, which was founded in 1660. There are burials of famous figures of the American Revolution, including the graves of S. Adams, J. Hancock, R. T. Payne. The necropolis is included in the attractions of the Freedom Trail tourist route. The tombstones on Granari are distinguished by modesty and simplicity. Here you will not find magnificent crypts and bizarre figures that are characteristic of European cemeteries.

    Granari Cemetery
    Boston Light

    Boston Light

    The lighthouse of 1783, installed on the island of Little Brewster. The height of the building is 28 meters. From the moment of its appearance, it did not work only during the Second World War, the rest of the time it regularly illuminated the way to Boston Bay. Boston Light is the oldest lighthouse in the United States. Since 1964, it has become a national historic landmark of the United States.

    Massachusetts State House

    The building where the state Legislature meets, as well as the governor's office is located. The structure was erected on Beacon Hill according to the project of C. Balfinch. The building is built of red brick. The main facade is decorated with a portico and Corinthian columns, which is typical of the classical style. At the beginning of the XX century, the eastern and western wings were attached to the structure.

    Massachusetts State House

    Public Instagram Photos from Boston

    A nearly full moon (99.7%) rising next to Boston Light. The moon was a beautiful pink from the wildfires as was the sun. I did a slow shutter and timed the light beam to capture it in frame (not so slow that my moon wasn’t sharp). The only good part of having haze was getting that light beam. I shot this on my telephoto (500 mm f/4) very far away but was impressed that I still got good detail and sharpness despite haze and low light. 💙
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    November’s Beaver Moon over Boston.🌝 Got a few of our major buildings in one frame; sneaky Hancock Tower out back. I planned this line up a few months ago and made a note to go back when it lined up. I’m last to the moon posting party this week. I am a slow poster, but I’ve learned to slow down my work. I post less than 1% of what I shoot. I need to take my time and agonize over every detail, start over about 3x, hate it a few more times and then stare at it for days finding everything wrong. Then, it might get to post worthy status. Being an artist is a blessing and a curse sometimes. But, I love the moon and the city, so even being out there and seeing it all is the best part of the journey.
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    Summer nights on Lovejoy Wharf. ☀️ I shot this after a passing thunderstorm a few weeks ago. There were so many beautiful colors and the moon was setting behind the Garden. I gave everyone eating dinner outside a free show sprinting by carrying all my gear soaking wet from rain!🏃🏼‍♀️
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    Last night’s nearly full, sneaky Sturgeon moon over Boston. 💙 I did my usual sprinting up and down Memorial Drive to change angles and get different compositions. The moon was going in and out of the clouds as it rose. Clouds are frustrating, but I think it added to its mystique. 🌝
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    Last night’s sunset. Photo by emilydiercksphotography. 📸
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    George of the Jungle! 🌴 The obligatory shot in the Public Garden. I wasn’t going for this image, but I love flowers and saw a hint of magenta in the sky at blue hour. This is a long exposure shot on my 15-30 mm, no filter, and processed in Lightroom. I got lucky with no wind or else all the florals and trees out back would be blurry. That is simply a stylistic choice for me with my work.
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