List of sites of interest in Boston facts for kids

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Copley Square

The following is a list of sites of interest in Boston, Massachusetts. Some sites appear in multiple lists.

Historic sites and national parks

See also: National Register of Historic Places listings in Boston, Massachusetts and National Register of Historic Places listings in Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Paul Revere House side view
Paul Revere House

Museums, aquariums, and zoos

Boston's Museum of Science
  • Boston Athenæum – one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States
  • Boston Children's Museum
  • Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum – on the Fort Point Channel, includes a full-scale replica of the Eleanor and Beaver, two of the ships involved in the event
  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate – specialty museum with a full-scale reproduction of the U.S. Senate Chamber
  • Franklin Park Zoo
  • Gibson House Museum
  • Harrison Gray Otis House
  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – art museum focusing on European art
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museumpresidential library
  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium – cultural and historical museum/library
  • Museum of Fine Arts – art museum
  • Museum of Science – science museum, including an IMAX theater and planetarium
  • New England Aquarium
  • Nichols House Museum
  • Old South Meeting House
  • Old State House
  • Prescott House
  • USS Cassin Young – decorated Fletcher-class destroyer from World War II
  • USS Constitution Museum – a hands-on museum that collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Old Ironsides
  • Warren Anatomical Museum

Neighborhoods and districts

See also: Category:Neighborhoods in Boston

Parks and squares

See also: Emerald Necklace
Charles River Esplanade, Boston, Massachusetts
Charles River Esplanade

Performing arts centers

Religious buildings

Old North Church
"Cheers" on Beacon Hill
  • Cathedral Church of St. Paul - Episcopal church
  • Cathedral of the Holy Cross - Roman Catholic church
  • Old North Church - Episcopal church
  • Old South Church - United Church of Christ church
  • The First Church of Christ, Scientist - Christian Science
  • Trinity Church - Episcopal church


  • Boston By Foot – offers guided architectural and historical walking tours of various Boston neighborhoods, including Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the North End, and the Freedom Trail
  • Boston Duck Tours – guided-tour that uses World War II-era duck boats
  • Boston HarborWalk – tour designed to allow people to walk the entire shore of Boston Harbor
  • Harpoon Brewery – free beer samples
  • Samuel Adams Brewery – free guided tour of the brewery demonstrating each step of the beer making process and ending with samplings of different varieties


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