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Best Historic Locations in Boston

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Faneuil Hall

This "Cradle of Liberty" was the site of numerous Revolutionary-era debates, meetings and protests, a legacy carried forward by the subsequent generations that used the historic Faneuil Hall to further their cause. Built in 1742, Faneuil Hall was originally designed to serve as a central marketplace, a gift bestowed upon the people of Boston by its namesake, Peter Faneuil, a wealthy local merchant. The ground floor is fitted with shops and eateries that are part of a larger market complex made up of the North, South and Quincy Market Halls. Upstairs is the legendary meeting hall, still used to this date for civic and public gatherings, while the third floor holds a museum and armory. Utilized over the years by labor unions, suffragists, abolitionists and several others as the epicenter of their campaigns, the walls of the stately Faneuil Hall seem almost to reverberate with the echoes of their impassioned voices, appealing to the masses to uphold the nation's founding principles of liberty, equality and justice. The Faneuil Hall is also part of the Freedom Trail.

Boston, MA, Estados Unidos
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Freedom Trail

El Freedom Trail (sendero de libertad) es un camino de pintura roja de tres millas que conecta 16 lugares de interés histórico. La mayoría de los visitantes comienzan el recorrido en el Boston Common. El servicio de parques nacionales ofrece visitas guiadas de 90 minutos que empiezan en el centro de visitantes del Parque Histórico Nacional de Boston. También disponen de mapas. Las paradas incluyen la Antigua Casa de Estado , el Faneuil Hall y la Iglesia Old North. También se puede ver la Casa de Paul Revere, el sitio de la Masacre de Boston y el Cementerio Copp's Hill. Al final del recorrido, en Charlestown, esperan el Monumento de Bunker Hill y el barco U.S.S. Constitution.

Boston, MA, Estados Unidos
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North End

This old neighborhood is the site of the Old North Church and the Paul Revere House. Located along the Boston waterfront, the North End was the first stop for several waves of immigrants. Italians made it their home in the 1870s. Italian restaurants and pastry shops are crammed into narrow streets, where the smell of garlic and sounds of happy diners fill the air. Hanover and Salem are the two main streets and are often packed with tourists and locals who flock there to chill, relax, and most importantly, shop.

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Bunker Hill Monument

El monumento Bunker Hill conmemora la Batalla de Bunker Hill, que es la fuente del famoso lema de guerra: "No disparen hasta ver el blanco de sus ojos". Según dichos de la gente del lugar, el nombre de la batalla no es correcto, ya que dicen que esta batalla en realidad tuvo lugar en Breed's Hill. Para hacerlo simple, Breed's Hill ha sido renombrada como Bunker Hill, y la original Bunker fue destruida. Muchos de los visitantes terminan el tour Freedom Trail aquí. Los más ambiciosos pueden subir los 295 escalones hasta la cima.

Boston, MA, Estados Unidos
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Fenway Park

Entrar en este estadio es como volver en el tiempo. De un lado se encuentra una pared de 11 metros de altura con una tabla de puntuaciones de accionamiento manual. Fenway Park es una pieza única de la historia cívica. Después de abrir en 1912, es uno de los más antiguos estadios de las Grandes Ligas de Béisbol de Estados Unidos que se encuentra actualmente en uso. Es el hogar de los famosos Red Sox de Boston. Cuenta con una capacidad para albergar a más de 37000 espectadores, por lo que el estadio vibra con los fans extasiados los días de partido. Aunque Fenway ha sufrido varios incendios y reformas posteriores en los últimos años, todavía se mantiene firme, y es uno de los estadios más emblemáticos del país.

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Boston Harbor

Boston Harbor is a natural harbor of the Massachusetts Bay. In 1614, Captain John Smith discovered the harbor and it quickly became an important American port, becoming the import point of most goods from England to the New World. Due to its importance to trade between the two continents the harbor was chosen as the location for the infamous Boston Tea Party in 1773, one of the key events leading directly to the American Revolutionary War. Its shores are dotted with a system of shining beacons, with the lighthouses of Boston, Lovells Island Range, Nixes Mate, Spectacle Island Range Light being some of the harbor's finest.

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Adams National Historical Park

Preserving the grounds and home of former Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, this historical park offers a variety of activities for visitors. Don't miss a chance to learn about its heritage by touring the former homes, browsing the bookstore or taking in the various exhibits. Enjoy guided tours of the family home and discover a library with about 14,000 volumes carefully stored and preserved. The park also features both birthplaces of 2nd U.S. President John Adams and 6th U.S. President John Quincy Adams.

Quincy, MA, Estados Unidos
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The Fairbanks House

Only gently weathered by the vagaries of time, the Fairbanks House stands as the oldest timber frame building in North America. This phenomenal house was built somewhere between 1637-1641 for Jonathan and Grace Fairebanke as well as their brood of six children. Having gained status as a historic house museum, this house was inhabited by eight generations of the Fairebanke family. The original house was smaller than its current rendition which came to be after constant changes and additions to its construction over the years. Pay a visit to this historic wonder between May and October, which is when tours are conducted here.

Dedham, MA, Estados Unidos
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Lexington Battle Green

It is said that it was here that the first blood was drawn during the American Revolution in the 1700s. The Lexington Battle Green is the site of the opening shots of this historic event. The Battle Green, located in the heart of the city, plays host to the re-enactment of the battle held every year. It is a popular attraction among locals and tourists alike.

Lexington, MA, Estados Unidos
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US Post Office-Salem Main

Located on Margin Street, US Post Office-Salem Main was built in 1932. Inspired by the Colonial Revival style of architecture it also features motifs inspired by the Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles. Designed by architects Hadley Smith and Robert Walker, the beautiful structure was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

Salem, MA, Estados Unidos
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The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables is a 17th Century Salem mansion which inspired even the famous novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne in her work of the same name. Also named the Turner-Ingersoll mansion, Seven Gables refers to its seven triangular points above the roof line. Built in 1688, this house contains a hidden staircase and is located on Salem Harbor. The house where Hawthorne was born has been moved to this property and can also be seen.

Salem, MA, Estados Unidos
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