Boston's Landmarks

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Boston Common

Boston Common is the oldest park in the USA. Originally it started as a place where cattle grazed, then it was where British troops camped before the American Revolution, and until 1817 it was used for public hangings. Today it serves as a public park where numerous events, concerts, games, and speeches take place. There are several historic landmarks here, including the Central Burying Ground.

Beacon Hill

One of Boston's most desirable and historic neighbourhoods, Beacon Hill is presided over by grand federal-style townhouses, upscale antique shops, and chic boutiques, and traversed by narrow, gas-lit, red-brick walkways. Experience colonial Boston at its best by exploring the cobblestones of Acorn Street, or head to Beacon Street to see stunning patrician mansions and the magnificent State House.


Boston is world-renowned for its universities: Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston College, Boston University, and Northeastern University. From September to May, Boston is inundated with the energy of the students who pack the city. Check out the grand academic fortress of Harvard with its myriad of museums, such as the Peabody Museum of Archaeology or the Sackler Art Museum, or see the campus of MIT, the most acclaimed technology and research institute in the world.