Welcome to Boston, Beantown. Boston is one of the most important cities in America and has been since before America was an independent country. Boston was founded in 1630 and played such an important role in the American Revolution and related events that it has been called The Cradle of Liberty. Today Boston is a great city to visit thanks to some very special events and museums.

Boston is also a great city for sports tourism, with the exciting Red Sox playing in the famous Fenway park.

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Fenway Park

If you’re in Boston you just have to see a game in Fenway. I’m a Yankees fan so I have to hate the Red Sox, but even I love watching balls bounce off the green monster and appreciate the history of Fenway. The green monster is a really high (just over 37 feet) left field […]

Boston Red Sox MLB Baseball

The Red Sox play in one of America’s most famous ballparks, Fenway Park (home of the “green monster”). They are also one of the most exciting teams to watch as they are among the best in Major League Baseball. For an idea (perhaps not a realistic one) of how valuable Red Sox season tickets are, […]

New England Patriots NFL Football

The New England Patriots used to be the Boston Patriots, but in 1971 the team was moved to Foxboro Massachusetts. Foxboro is only 20 miles southwest of Boston, and the patriots are still the team every Bostonian roots for. Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots play, is the most famous attraction in the small town of […]

Make Way for Ducklings – Boston’s Mother’s Day Parade

The delightful, humorous book, “Make Way for Ducklings,” written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey, was first published in 1941 and declared the official children’s book of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2000. With a sale of over two million copies, the story of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and their eight ducklings has become a household […]

Boston Bruins NHL Hockey

The history of the Boston Bruins began with their first game on December 1, 1924, in the old Boston Garden. As the first NHL team located in the U.S., they won only six out of 30 games their first year; however, they went on to win their first of five Stanley Cup championships in 1929, […]

Harvard University museums: glass flowers & more

Harvard University, the oldest university in the U.S., was founded in 1636 as a college in New Towne (later changed to Cambridge in deference to the alma mater of a few colonists). Classes began in 1638 in a small frame house, with a single teacher and a college “yard.” In 1639, the college was renamed […]

July 4th In Boston: Fireworks by the Charles River

In 1783, July 4th officially replaced March 5th, the date of the Boston Massacre, as the national Independence Day in the U.S. However, Boston did not celebrate the Fourth of July on any grand scale until after 1973. Since 1929, the Boston Pops Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Fiedler, had held a series of concerts at […]

The Boston Garden arena: TD Banknorth Garden

The TD Banknorth Garden, replacing the Fleet Center and its predecessor, the Boston Garden, officially opened in 1995. Located in downtown Boston on Causeway Street at the North Station Platform, it is Boston’s main entertainment center. The interesting history of the TD Banknorth Garden began in 1928 with the construction of the legendary Boston “Madison […]

Boston Celtics NBA Basketball

The Boston Celtics, easily recognized by their logo, the smiling leprechaun leaning on the familiar Irish walking stick, have had a long history of unsurpassed success in the world of sports. Founded in 1946 by Walter Brown, the manager of the Boston Garden at the time and part of the NHL Boston Bruins, the newly […]

Boston’s Black Heritage Trail

The Black Heritage Trail in Boston, sponsored by the Museum of African American History, traces the history of African Americans from the Colonial period through the 19th century through 14 landmark attractions. At the end of the American Revolution, the free black population outnumbered the slaves and by 1790, Massachusetts was the only state to […]

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