Boston Off The Beaten Path

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  • 26. Irish Heritage

    The Irish Famine Memorial is located on the Freedom Trail near Borders books store. The memorial commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Irish Famine. Many Irish immigrated to Boston during this...

  • 27. South Boston & Dorchester

    SOUTH BOSTON...('Southie' to locals) is the Irish section of town, a fact which immediately becomes apparent due to signs like these! Little by little, though, other ethnic groups are moving into the...

  • 28. Saugus Iron Works

    Saugus Ironworks is a National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service. It was the first integrated ironworks in North America, 1646-1668. It includes the reconstructed blast furnace,...

  • 29. Walden Pond

    Technically Walden Pond isn't in Boston but in Concord, MA. But it's only a short hop away and I think you would want to see it, if only because it was associated with Thoreau (I assume you've heard...

  • 30. Colleges & Universities

    Located in Chestnut Hill, Boston College is another awesome college in the Boston area. Since my purpose when I was in Boston was visiting colleges, so Boston College's campus didn't impressive that...

  • 31. Blue Hills Reservation

    About 10 miles south of Boston, Blue Hills is a great place for hiking. There is a lake for canoeing and swimming, but I like to hike, I have many times seen deer while walking the paths early in the...

  • 32. King Richard's Faire

    KING RICHARD'S FAIRE... This Renaissance Faire, located in Carver, Massachusetts, is open every weekend from September 1st until October 12st. You can see jousting knights, damsels in distress,...

  • 33. Basketball Hall of Fame

    The Basketball hall of fame makes for a great day trip from Boston. It is located about an hour and a half from Boston in Springfield Mass where basketball was invented over one hundred years ago....

  • 34. Samuel Adams Brewery Tour

    The Samuel Adams Brewery Tour was alot of fun. At first you learn the history of the beer and then how to make it. After that they take you to a tasting room and you get to taste all the different...

  • 35. Boston Public Garden

    Have you ever read the book "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McClosky, either as a child yourself, or perhaps youve read it to your own children? Well, that very book is of course set in Boston....

  • 36. Black Heritage Trail

    Museum of Afro American History 14 Beacon Street Phone: 617-725-0022 Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm Mon.-Sat. Free admission This museum chronicles African American history in Boston and the contributions...

  • 37. Haymarket

    Blackstone Street, near Faneuil Hall and Haymarket Station, has long been home to Boston's largest open-air produce market. It is always interesting to swing through here during the day on Friday and...

  • 38. Peabody Essex Museum

    PEM is founded in 1799, the oldest continuing museum. For people living in Boston area, it is the closest place to see an authentic classical Chinese An Hui style residence house moved from a...

  • 39. Revere Beach

    Revere Beach is a few miles north of Boston. It's right across the street from the MBTA Blue Line Wonderland or Revere Beach stops, and also has parking along the beach. In the past, generations of...

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Boston Off The Beaten Path

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There's plenty to do off the Freedom Trail.  Explore the neighborhoods, take a boat ride to a harbor island, or visit the surrounding towns.

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