Paul Revere was a Boston native and local silversmith renowned for his role in the American Revolution. On a night back in 1775, he left home to warn fellow rebels Sam Adams and John Hancock that British troops were headed to Lexington to arrest them. That night was immortalized by Longfellow's poem, "Paul Revere's Ride." The house was built in 1680 and bought by Revere in 1770. It just escaped the wrecking ball when Revere's descendants recovered the property in 1902. Now a national historic landmark, the building is one of the oldest in downtown Boston and reminiscent of colonial America. It opened its doors to public-viewing and displays an unique assortment of personal belongings and memorabilia.
One of the most famous Ivy League Universities in the world, Harvard is every aspiring academic's dream destination. Established in the year 1636, Harvard is the oldest college in the United States by a country mile. Its collegiate school, initially known as 'New College', primarily served to instruct clergy members, and continued in this vein until the early periods of the 18th Century. Throughout the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s, Harvard's reputation has only grown, as did its offerings and concentrations. Harvard broke with tradition in 1977, when it merged with Radcliffe college, essentially making it coeducational. Today, Harvard remains one of the most prestigious learning institutions in the world, and the red bricks of Harvard Yard are a Boston landmark. Its campus covers nearly 210 acres (85 hectares) and is home to numerous heritage sights such as the John Harvard statue, Massachusetts Hall, Widener Library and Harvard Yard.
This burial ground was among the first few things planned when the town of Concord was established in the early 17th-century. It lies on the north western end of the long gravel ridge. It has around 500 headstones, the earliest dating to 1677 while the latest one marks the year 1854 on it. This place is based on a hillside overlooking the town center.
Established in the year 1855, the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is a vast expanse of well kept grounds which have been used as a burial spot for several important personalities who once resided in the historic city. Several famous authors have been buried here, a reason that attracts art and literary enthusiasts to this pristine place during their travel here. Moreover, this Cemetery has some impressive pieces of sculptures used as headstones for some of the graves making it a popular attraction among general tourists as well. It is a must-visit site for art and book lovers in Concord.
Lexington Battle Green is a historic landmark and is believed to be where the first blood was spilled for the American Revolution in the 1700s. The historic site today serves as a public park featuring open green lawns with mature trees. Nestled in the heart of Lexington, Massachusetts, the Battle Green plays host to the re-enactment of the battle held every year. It is a popular attraction among locals and tourists alike.
Retrace the beginning of the American Revolutionary War by planning a visit to the Buckman Tavern. It was one of the most famous places where soldiers would meet after tiring training. Built in the early 18th Century by Benjamin Muzzey, the house was later owned by John Buckman, who ran it as a tavern. In the years after, it was operated as both a general store and a post office. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as National Historic Landmark. The Lexington Historical Society now operates the tavern as a museum that has been restored to its 18th Century look with various exhibits showcasing a number of facts from the earlier century.
Calvary Methodist Church, designed by J.H. McNaughton and W.J. Perry, is a historic church built in the early 20th Century. It is an example of Greek Revival style of architecture and its belfry is an iconic landmark in the streetscape. It is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located across Dascomb Road, the Dascomb House is a historical landmark that was incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Grace Episcopal Church was built in 1851, and is one of the earliest churches serving the community of Lawrence. The eye-catching church building is an imposing stone structure, and sports a mixture of numerous architectural styles.
Located in Lynn, Massachusetts, the Grand Army of the Republic Hall (also popularly known as the Grand Army Museum) is a famous tourist attraction for travelers coming from all over the US and abroad. This historic hall was built in 1885, as a memorial for the American Civil War Veterans, by the soldiers and workers of the Grand Army of the Republic. Post its induction into the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, the hall was converted into the Grand Army of the Republic Museum.
This architectural splendor, located adjacent to the Mission Hill Playground, is a tribute to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help also known as the Mission Church was established in 1878 thanks to the efforts of Boston’s Archbishop Williams. The enigmatic portrait of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is the centerpiece of the shrine and draws visitors to this church. The beautiful exterior of the church was built using Roxbury puddingstone. The interior, with its opulent decor, offers visitors a sacred space to bow down in prayer. Check the website for varying mass schedules.