Boston has been at the forefront of American innovation and creativity for over 300 years. Its first settlers founded the town in 1630, and since then, Boston has become the busiest port in New England and America’s most influential city.
Many historical events and prominent people from Bay State history have left lasting legacies in American history. By walking down the streets of Boston, visitors can relive history and discover the stories behind events such as the Boston Tea Party and Boston Massacre.
Walking tours are available to help guide visitors through Boston’s historical sites and significant past. Tours are offered through local groups such as the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Bostonian Society. Or one can easily explore on your own, by following the markings on the streets of the Freedom Trail which takes visitors to 16 historical sites and a half centuries of America’s most significant past.
Fun and interactive tours, exhibits, and special events are offered throughout the year. With millions of visitors annually, Historic Boston is the place to experience the drama and excitement of where it all started.