Best historic sites in Boston

Check out the top historic sites in Boston, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Freedom Trail
1. Freedom Trail
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87 local reviews
Freedom Trail, Boston
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Jon
Follow the red-brick line on the sidewalks downtown, and it'll take you to many of the best historic sites in…
Polly
Follow the red brick road! Great way to see all the historic sites in Boston. 2.5 mile long path through…
Tony
A must-do in Boston! Walk-through and see all the historic sites. Starts from Boston Common.
1. Freedom Trail
1. Freedom Trail
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87 local reviews
Freedom Trail, Boston
Jon
Jon
Follow the red-brick line on the sidewalks downtown, and it'll take you to many of the best historic sites in the city, such as the Old…
Polly
Polly
Follow the red brick road! Great way to see all the historic sites in Boston. 2.5 mile long path through downtown where you can walk at…
Tony
Tony
A must-do in Boston! Walk-through and see all the historic sites. Starts from Boston Common.
2. Freedom Trail
2. Freedom Trail
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104 local reviews
Freedom Trail, Boston
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Chrissy
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston that passes by 16 historic sites related to…
Donna
The Freedom Trail is 2.5 red lined route that leads you past many historic sites. Easy to follow and there are…
Katherine
2.5 mile self-guided/paced walking tour, 16 historic sites in central Boston
2. Freedom Trail
2. Freedom Trail
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104 local reviews
Freedom Trail, Boston
Chrissy
Chrissy
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston that passes by 16 historic sites related to the American Revolution. Trail…
Donna
Donna
The Freedom Trail is 2.5 red lined route that leads you past many historic sites. Easy to follow and there are several smart phone apps that…
Katherine
Katherine
2.5 mile self-guided/paced walking tour, 16 historic sites in central Boston
3. Castle Island
3. Castle Island
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3 local reviews
2010 William J Day Blvd, Boston
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 617-727-5290
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Bill And Maureen
Boston is well protected by this historic site. The Boston Hahbah fort is open from Memorial Day to Labor…
3. Castle Island
3. Castle Island
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3 local reviews
2010 William J Day Blvd, Boston
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 617-727-5290
Bill And Maureen
Bill And Maureen
Boston is well protected by this historic site. The Boston Hahbah fort is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The best feature is the…
4. Bunker Hill Monument
4. Bunker Hill Monument
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67 local reviews
Monument Sq, Boston
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 617-242-5641
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Sarah
The final stop on the Freedom Trail. Historic site. Great views from the top of the monument!
Gabby
Enjoy all the historic sites of Boston and Cambridge.
Ainsley
Visit this historic site within walking distance!
4. Bunker Hill Monument
4. Bunker Hill Monument
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67 local reviews
Monument Sq, Boston
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 617-242-5641
Sarah
Sarah
The final stop on the Freedom Trail. Historic site. Great views from the top of the monument!
Gabby
Gabby
Enjoy all the historic sites of Boston and Cambridge.
Ainsley
Ainsley
Visit this historic site within walking distance!
5. Derby Wharf Light Station
5. Derby Wharf Light Station
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5 local reviews
Derby Wharf Light Station, Salem
+1 978-740-1650
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Dick And Diane
The Derby Wharf Light Station was constructed in 1871 to better assist ships entering Salem Harbor. The…
5. Derby Wharf Light Station
5. Derby Wharf Light Station
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5 local reviews
Derby Wharf Light Station, Salem
+1 978-740-1650
Dick And Diane
Dick And Diane
The Derby Wharf Light Station was constructed in 1871 to better assist ships entering Salem Harbor. The lighthouse features a unique square…
6. Concord
6. Concord
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15 local reviews
Concord, Concord
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Dana
Birthplace of the American Revolution. Lovely shops, restaurants and historic sites in a charming town.
Daphne
Historic sites, small town feel, easy walking, Concord Inn has great food.
6. Concord
6. Concord
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15 local reviews
Concord, Concord
Dana
Dana
Birthplace of the American Revolution. Lovely shops, restaurants and historic sites in a charming town.
Daphne
Daphne
Historic sites, small town feel, easy walking, Concord Inn has great food.
7. Lexington
7. Lexington
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15 local reviews
Lexington, Lexington
LocalityPolitical
Ruthie
The "Birthplace of American Liberty." Historic sites, beautiful open scenery, charming & vibrant town center…
Daphne
Historic sites, many restaurants
7. Lexington
7. Lexington
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15 local reviews
Lexington, Lexington
Ruthie
Ruthie
The "Birthplace of American Liberty." Historic sites, beautiful open scenery, charming & vibrant town center with good restaurants,…
Daphne
Daphne
Historic sites, many restaurants
8. North End
8. North End
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195 local reviews
North End, Boston
NeighborhoodPolitical
Michael
The North End, Boston’s Little Italy, is a maze of narrow streets with some of the city’s oldest buildings. On…
8. North End
8. North End
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195 local reviews
North End, Boston
Michael
Michael
The North End, Boston’s Little Italy, is a maze of narrow streets with some of the city’s oldest buildings. On the self-guided Freedom…
9. Harvard Square
9. Harvard Square
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148 local reviews
18 Brattle St, Cambridge
+1 617-491-3434
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Leslie And Dave
Stores, restaurants, cafes, bars, historic sites, Red Line subway stop (Harvard Sq.), Harvard University,…
Pierce
Everything from historic sites to great food and Cafes
9. Harvard Square
9. Harvard Square
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148 local reviews
18 Brattle St, Cambridge
+1 617-491-3434
Leslie And Dave
Leslie And Dave
Stores, restaurants, cafes, bars, historic sites, Red Line subway stop (Harvard Sq.), Harvard University, Lesley University.
Pierce
Pierce
Everything from historic sites to great food and Cafes