is known for its large population based in a small city
feel. The birth of Boston took place in 1630 and has over 600,000 residents. Boston
has many historical as well as modern attractions. The freedom trail is a popular
trail that is recognized by its red line throughout the city. The purpose of the
trail is to guide you through the historical attractions throughout the entire
city, see below for more details. The transit system in Boston is phenomenal and
will take you to almost any place you need to go in Boston.
Here are some basic facts about Boston:
Area: 48.4 sq miles (46 sq km)
Elevation: 10ft (3m)
Time Zone: Eastern Time
Boston Public Library
The Boston public library was founded in 1888 and is three stories high. This
library caters to the specific needs of children as it has its own special children’s
room. The library contains over 650,000 photographs, and 100,000 prints of which
30 are from Rembrandt. The newspaper room contains over 250 newspapers from
around the world. The Boston Public Library also offers free internet access
to those who are not fortunate to have computer access and for travelers like
you who would like to keep in touch with family and friends while on vacation.
It also has two restaurants for dining, making it a resourceful place to visit.
All the programs and exhibits that the library hosts is free of charge.
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 (4km) route that is recognized by its red line on
the sidewalk that visits many of Boston’s historical sites. The historical
sites we recommend that you visit are: the Old North Church, Old South Meeting
House, and the Paul Revere House. The site is also home to the famous Boston
Tea Party. This historical event took place in 1773 and remains a large part
of American history.
The Faneuil Hall has been in Boston since 1742. It started as a place for group
gatherings and a local market, and is now is headquarters for the Ancient Artillery
company. It is widely known as the “Cradle of American” The great
hall contains paintings and is now a museum, market, and meeting place nearly
300 years later.
Harvard University is the oldest university in the United States which was built
in 1636. So far six presidents have graduated from this inspiring university
and is home to the historic Harvard Yard, Wadsworth House, and Abraham Lincoln
memorial. The university has grown from 9 students when it first started to
Bunker Hill Monument
This monument signifies the Battle that took place on Bunker Hill on June 17,
1775. This was the location of the first major battle between British and American
armies. The monument signifies the independence of the U.S. and its casualties
to prove it. The first monument erected was a wooden pillar 18 feet high that
was erected in 1794 by King Solomon's Lodge of Masons to honor their fallen
patriot and mason, Dr. Joseph Warren. The monument was restructured in 1823
to incorporate a more prominent commemoration. Admission is free.