Facts About Boston and Reasons to Visit Boston, Massachusetts
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Facts About Boston and Reasons to Visit Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts is a city that has a lot of history. Boston, MA has a lot of museums and good restaurants with good food, some of these are on Boston's Freedom Trail.

Boston is the capital of Massachusetts. It is also the largest city in Massachusetts. If you enjoy history, then Boston is the city to visit.  As you can see by this article, Boston, Massachusetts is filled with history dating back to the 1600s. Boston was founded in 1630. Boston was once known as “The Town of Boston” but was changed to “The City of Boston” in 1822. Boston is known for having the first public park which was in 1640.

Boston has the first public library which was in 1653. The Boston Public Library is a beautiful library which is located in Copley Street. Their walls and ceilings are covered with beautiful art and architecture. The Boston Public Library has a Civil War Exhibition located in the library that you can tour and see items from the Civil War period. The Boston Public Library has both guided tours and self-guided tours.

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. There is a lot of interesting history in Boston, MA because of it being one of the oldest cities. Boston has quite a few wonderful historic museums. Some of these museums are located on the Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is a walking trail that is 2.5 miles long. There are 16 historic sites on this trail.  The Freedom Trail is walked and visited by many people on a daily basis. Boston’s Freedom Trail has both guided and self-guided tours.

Boston’s Freedom Trail is very interesting because of the variety of history of Boston located on this walking trail. This walking trail is all about American History. Some of the history found on the Freedom Trail not only includes museums, but also churches, burial grounds and parks.

The USS Constitution Museum is located on the Freedom Trail and is very interesting. This is during the war of 1812. The USS Constitution Museum can be toured as well as the USS Constitution ship. There is a lot of history shown and explained in the museum both on display as well as a video that can be watched in the museum.

The Bunker Hill Monument is also located on the Freedom Trail in Boston. The Bunker Hill Monument is quite amazing. It is 221 feet tall. This monument can be climbed inside to the top of the monument. It has 294 steps to climb. The Bunker Hill Monument has quite a view from the top. Your legs may feel like jello once you get back down because of the climb but the view is awesome. The Bunker Hill Museum is also located on the Freedom Trail. The museum has artifacts from the battle.

Benjamin Franklin statue is located on Boston’s Freedom Trail as well as the oldest public school in America. Boston Latin School was founded in 1635 and finished in 1645. Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Robert Paine all went to school at Boston Latin Public School.

Paul Revere’s House is on the Boston’s Freedom Trail. This house dates back to the later 1600s. In this house is an old bed, table, original chairs, pictures and more. Paul Revere’s house is a very interesting historic house to see.

John F. Kennedy Library and Museum is another museum that is a must to see if you are going to visit Boston, MA. This museum is not on Boston’s Freedom Trail. It is located on the harbor. This museum is filled with amazing information on John F. Kennedy’s life. You can see Jacqueline Kennedy’s dress that she wore, a beautiful purse and necklace that she had. This museum has information on John F. Kennedy’s family as he was growing up until his assassination. This museum is a very interesting place to visit that is filled with facts about John F. Kennedy and his family.

Warren Tavern is the oldest tavern in Massachusetts. This tavern is also the oldest tavern in America. It is located in Charlestown, MA. It has been around since 1780. Historic heroes such as Paul Revere and George Washington ate there. This is known as one of the most historic taverns in the United States. Warren Tavern still serves food and drinks. Be sure to stop and visit this historic tavern.

The history in Boston, Massachusetts is amazing. This history can be enjoyed by both kids and adults. The kids will even enjoy the Museum of Science that is located in Boston.

You can find restaurants all over the city of Boston that specializes in seafood of all kinds. You can find lobster and crab as well as other seafood at very reasonable prices all over Boston. New England Clam Chowder is another specialty in Boston. You will be sure to find Clam Chowder in most restaurants in Boston.

Boston has an excellent transportation system. Boston is known for having the first subway system in the United States which was in 1897. MBTA stands for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority or T. You can travel around Boston several different ways besides by car. Boston makes it easy to get around from one side of town to the other side of town at a reasonable price. The T Commuter Rail system has 11 lines and over 100 T stations that can be used to get around. The T subway system has several different lines including the Blue Line, Orange Line, Green Line, Red Line and Silver Line. Taking the subway is very handy to get around to see the sights and to get to and from the Boston Logan Airport. Be sure to buy a Charlie Card and take the subway for an easy form of transportation. You can also get around Boston by taking the bus and even a boat.

Boston makes it easy to enjoy your vacation with the history that surrounds Boston. Their transportation is perfect to get around the city of Boston easily without trying to fight the traffic.

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston

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                   http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/

                   http://www.bpl.org/

                   http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/visitor/uss-constitution.html

                   http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/visitor/paul-revere-house.html

                   http://www.warrentavern.com/pages/about.htm

                   http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/

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