One of the most prominent landmarks on the nation’s oldest public park, the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common looks innocuous enough. The circular, Greek Revival-style edifice, erected in 191
The Hub has accumulated its share of eeriness over the centuries. Get in the Halloween spirit at these spooky sites around Greater Boston.
Edgar Allan Poe statueNative son Edgar Allan Poe’s disdain for the city of his birth was mostly due to his dislike for Boston’s literary establishment, so it’s strange that it has taken this long for a proper local tribute. The new Poe Returning to
Boston has no lack of cooling oases. When the mercury rises, escape to any of these 10 attractions for a soothing summer respite.
Rose Kennedy GreenwayThis strip of parkland in the heart of downtown Boston boasts several cooling spray fountains—including the popular Ring Fountain across from the New England Aquarium and the Ca
Commander of the USS Constitution takes the wheel leading the nation’s oldest commissioned warship into a much-needed rest.
Commander Sean Kearns is a man on a mission. After working his way up through the ranks of the U.S. Navy, he was assigned last year to the command of the USS Constitution, one of the Navy’s most unique jobs. Being a native Mainer certainly didn’t hurt, either—it’s an unofficial Navy tradition for the leader of “Old Ironsides” to be from New England so they have a connection to the area and the historic frigate.
Peek at the Past: Taking the Mystery out of Boston History
As the oldest surviving public building in Boston, the Old State House has seen a remarkable amount of history since its creation in 1713. Over the past 300 years, the Old State House, or “Towne House” as it is sometimes called, has been home to some of Boston’s biggest historical moments, including the Boston Massacre.
Even prior to former Boston Mayor Tom Menino dubbing the South Boston waterfront the Innovation District, the Hub was a center of progressive ideas. Innovation has long been a part of the city’s fabric dating back to its very beginnings. Here’s just a small sampling of sites associated with some of the more prominent Boston firsts.