Seaport District, Boston

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  • The New England Aquarium
    The New England Aquarium
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    Marina on the Waterfront
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    The Boston Waterfront

    by Paul2001 Updated Feb 3, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Boston's Waterfront district is a shining example of urban renewal. The part of the city was at onetime cut off from the rest of the city by way of a major highway. A casuality of America's love affair with the car. The highway has since been buried in a project called the Big Dig but at great cost, over $15 billion so far. In turn the once gruesome waterfront has been restored and there has been much new development. Probably the highlight attraction is the outstanding New England Aquarium however there have been other drawing cards too. There are quite a few good restauarants here and some very fine hotels. Needless to say there are also an influx of condominiums that usually saturate such projects.
    I found that the waterfront was a good place for stroll but beyond the Aquarium the district really did not do that much for me. I thought that it was a worthy project but there are a lack of green spots and focal points.

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  • Boston Tea Party Ship and...

    by Tal_A Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum
    Congress Street Bridge
    Phone: 617-338-1773
    Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm daily (Spring and Fall), 9:00am-6:00pm daily (Summer), closed winters
    Admission: $8 adults; $7 students; $4 children 4-12.
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    Throw chests of tea from this full-size replica of the Beaver, one of the ships involved in the Boston Tea Party on December 13, 1773. Colonists, infuriated by a new tea tax from the British, stormed aboard British ships and threw chests of tea into Boston Harbor. A floating museum, which adjoins the ship, contains exhibits and multimedia presentations which recreate the uprising. Guides dressed in period costume give a short history of the Boston Tea Party. Located on the Congress Street Bridge.

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    Take a day in the computer...

    by norway Updated Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: Take a day in the computer museum. Strange to see what was up to date only 20 years ago. Compare with today.

    Fondest memory: Took a sightseeing with a funny bus. Was told all about Paul Riviere and the english tea party. Very important part of US history.

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