Castle Island is another attraction and tourist destination in Boston, Massachusetts. It is located in South Boston in Boston Harbor. The Castle Island is a recreational area with 22 acres and the location of Fort Independence. Since 1634, Castle Island has been the location for fortification. It is currently connected to the mainland of Boston by a narrow strip of land and because of that, it is not anymore a part of the National Recreation Area and no longer considered as an island. In 1632 at Fort Hill, a battery was constructed as a line of defense from possible attacks. In 1634, the Castle Island…
New England is picturesque and full of fascinating history, making it an ideal go-to destination for vacationing history buffs!  While visiting exciting Boston MA, don’t forget to schedule in a trip to the city’s acclaimed Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.  Home to both American works of art and pieces from abroad, this special museum is an enjoyable crash course in worldwide art history for the entire family! A Vibrant History This museum’s history is as fascinating as the artworks it houses!  Founded in 1903 by one of the country’s premiere art patrons, Isabella Stewart Gardner, the museum has remained free for the public since its opening. …
Just a short detour from Boston's famous Freedom Trail is a historical monument of a completely different kind. Although you probably won't find it on your tour itinerary or map of Boston's many historic sites, the New England Holocaust Memorial is architecturally and artistically stunning ‒ and delivers an emotional impact that you won't soon forget. The memorial centers around six glass towers that are lit day and night. Stanley Saitowitz, the Memorial's designing architect, calls them "towers of hope and aspiration." Each glass tower is seated over a black concrete pit named for one of the six Nazi death camps. A glowing fire burns…
The New England Aquarium in Boston is one of the top attractions in the city, it has recently undergone massive renovations and it offers exciting exhibits and attractions for the whole family. The aquarium's central feature is the Giant Ocean Tank which holds 200,000 US gallons of water and a recreated Caribbean coral reef. The tank is home to sharks, stingrays, turtles, barracuda and reef fish. The cylindrical tank has a spiraling walkway surrounding it with 52 windows through which visitors can see the sea creatures. The aquarium has a large penguin exhibit which is one of the sites biggest attractions. Other tanks in the…
A trip to the Massachusetts State House and Beacon Hill is definitely one of the must-do things when visiting the East Coast of the United States. This neighborhood, which is listed as a National Historical District, is a testament to what life used to be like in the 18th and 19th centuries. Brick sidewalks abound, areas are lit at night with gas lamps, and elaborate brass knockers tell of status and personality during the days of yore. There are plenty of attractions to see in Beacon Hill as well: The Boston Commons: The Boston Commons is the oldest public park in the United States, having…
The Old North Church officially known as Christ Church in the City of Boston was built in 1723 when the colonies were still very young. It is located at 193 Salem Street in the north end of Boston. When it was built, the architecture was inspired by the works of Christopher Wren the same man who was responsible for the rebuilding of London after the “Great Fire.” History surrounds this church and seems to flow out from within, touching all who wish to let it. The true history of this historic landmark started on April 18, 1775. It is said this is where the famous…
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the leading educational institutes in the world, advancing technology in many fields through research and academics. MIT is the dream of all undergraduates wanting to make a career in technology or science and a degree from MIT wins respect and prestige. The MIT Museum offers an outlet for the university to share the remarkable advances, research and discoveries with the public. The MIT Museum is both a technology and science museum and a museum dedicated to the university itself. So visitors will learn about science and technology but also they will learn about the university, its…
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