The trails leading to and from Potanipo Hill in Brookline are dotted with peculiar sculptures and exhibits, sourced from Bangladesh, Egypt and all the way to Lithuania and Greece. This innovative sculpture park was the brainchild of Paul Andres and sculptor John Weidman, and was founded in 1996. The placing of the unique sculptures in a natural habitat lend changing perspectives and backdrops with the turn of seasons. Some sculptures are changed periodically and are replaced by newer exhibits, whereas sometimes artists from over the world are invited to create permanent sculptures. Guided tours of the sculpture garden are available as well.
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.
This bridge built over the Concord River holds an important spot in the American history. This wooden structure is the place where the American War of Independence began. Hence, it is also referred as the location of the “shot heard round the world”. This makes it a popular tourist destination which must be visited in the town.
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.
The Moore State Park is 400-acres (about 162-hectares) of dedicated outdoor and open space. The park is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The gorgeous landscape at Moore State Park includes several historic sites, like remnants of former saw and gristmills, and is also home to some of the most beautiful azaleas and mountain laurel in Massachusetts. Bask in the natural beauty and indulge in recreational activities like canoeing, fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing for a memorable time.
Established in the year 1959, this 970-acre (392.5 hectare) park preserves locations that were significant during the battles of Lexington and Concord which marked the beginning of the American War for Independence. Historic sites on its grounds include North Bridge, Barrett's Farm, and "Battle Road Trail". The park also includes The Wayside, home of 19th-century literary stalwarts, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Louisa May Alcott. The newly renovated visitor's center features a short multimedia show, a large battle mural and a bookstore.
Calvinistic Congregational Church is steeped in history and is now home to the Faith United Parish. This parish is a collaboration of two which began in the year 1967. Its architecture is that of the Romanesque style and the church tower and spire are iconic landmarks on the streetscape.
Nestled within the sprawling campus of Atlantic Union College, the Founder's Hall was built way back in 1883. It is a fine example of the Gothic-Queen Anne style of architectural design. In 1980, this historic structure featured in the National Register of Historic Places.
Houghton Memorial Building is located at Littleton, Massachusetts. It was built by architect Perkins & Betton in a Colonial Revival style of architecture. This historic building was built in 1895 C.E and got added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on March 18, 1991.
Now a renowned museum, the General Artemas Ward House is a beautiful historic property. The property of this house at Shrewsbury also includes a four levels barn, which is popular as the largest structure of New England. This former home, is now open to the public by the Harvard University as a museum that contains it's beauty and preserves. The house is visible to the tourists for a few hours during summers.
Maplewood Cemetery is located in Marlborough which is a prominent center of industry and technology in Massachusetts. This historic cemetery dates back to 1864 and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.