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Site of the Boston Massacre

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Address: Congress Street, Boston, MA
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A circle of cobblestones in the street outside the Old State House marks...

A circle of cobblestones in the street outside the Old State House marks the spot where British soldiers fired on a crowd, the event which many believe was the start of the Revolutionary War.

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Look down, not up!

As you walk the freedom trail, don't become too enamored with the state house, rather pause to look down to see the memorial. The building is the better photo, but the historical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hull, Massachusetts
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North Jackson, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I learned that this is a very early museum, designated as such in the early 19th century. It is architecturally interesting, the historical info is great-provided both through guides that are knowledgeable and well-considered displays. It has: interesting interactive display which has related smells to experience was a new idea; passionate guides outside and in; important historical significance to us... More 

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Waco, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's cool to say you've been there, and the nearby historic buildings in the area are quite cool, but you'll be done in a few minutes unless it takes you longer than that to examine a simple plaque. It's a spot where something happened a long time ago. Check it out on the way to something else, but don't go... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This would be really cool if you could see it and get to it there was a huge group of students on tour who literally stood on the circle while they listened to their guide and then a group of foreign evangelist/praise and worship kids that also stood in the way - I don't even think they knew where they... More 

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Hull, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk the freedom trail, don't become too enamored with the state house, rather pause to look down to see the memorial. The building is the better photo, but the historical marker is the reason it's on the freedom trail.

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Nice plaque set into concrete on the corner where you can gaze into the traffic of the intersection where the Bostonian patriots fell after being fired upon by British soldiers that were cornered by a mob at the steps of the customs house now the Bank of America

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I came with a tour guide from Boston Common and that is the way to do it the first time I say. It brings the history to life as it is a little hard to imagine Boston in 1770, so with a guide it comes alive. I imagined the snow and ice and the British soldiers. When I visited later... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

There is a brass plaque set in the concrete on a corner, the actual site is in the middle of a very busy intersection.

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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

It's impressive in the middle of the crowded downtown area. A site with a lot of history, a must stop when you walking by.

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Saint Thomas, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is in the middle of a very busy intersection. Not much around it. And not to much information given there either. Nice little stop though on the freedom trail.

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Sayville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The original site is actually in the middle of the intersections of State Street and Congress but for obvious safety reasons has been moved to a Ceremonial area in front of the Old State House. This event was an obvious harbinger to to the beginnings of unrest between the British rule and the early Patriots with the loss of Five... More 

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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