Today’s Bucket List post is HUGE because it focuses on a major historic American city: Boston! Of course we hit the surrounding suburbs as well!
- Boston African-American National Historic Site: Tells the story of African Americans in the 19th century pre-Civil War.
- Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area: Explore lighthouses, coast line, and other parks in this protected area.
- Boston Light: First lighthouse to be built in the United States.
- Boston National Historical Park: Preserves 8 Revolutionary War sites, many of which are connected by the Freedom Trail.
- Boston Public Garden: Visit America’s first public park.
- Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum: Visit this floating museum for the history of this infamous event.
- Edward M Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate: Brings the role of the US Senate to life.
- Fenway Park: Famous stadium home to the Boston Red Sox.
- Institute of Contemporary Art: Visit this modern art museum.
- International Poster Gallery: Explore vintage posters from around the globe.
- JFK Presidential Library and Museum: Explore the museum dedicated to the life and work of JFK.
- Massachusetts State House: Visit the seat of Massachusetts’ state government.
- Museum of African American History: New England’s largest African American museum.
- New England Aquarium: One of the top visited attractions in the area, this aquarium has several touch tanks and also offers whale watching tours.
- Old North Church: Church famous for “one if my land, two if by sea” signal.
- Old State House: One of the oldest public buildings in the United States.
- Paul Revere House: Home of the famous patriot.
- The Swan Boats of Boston: Take a ride in the famous Boston Swan Boats.
- Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site: Home of the founder of American landscape architecture.
- JFK National Historic Site: Birthplace and childhood home of John F Kennedy.
- Longfellow National Historic Site: Home of famed poet and also site of Washington’s headquarters.
- MIT Museum: Science museum filled with lots of exhibits.
- World’s Only Curious George Store: Store filled with everything Curious George.
- Battle of Bunker Hill Museum: Details history of the American Revolution in the area.
- USS Constitution: Explore the legacy of this ship.
- Callahan State Park: Beautiful place to hike outside of Boston.
- Garden in the Woods: Nice wooded botanic garden outside the city.
- Gilette Stadium: Home to the New England Patriots football team.
- American Heritage Museum: Museum of American military history.
- Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary: Popular place to view birds and otters.
- Jackson Homestead and Museum: Served as a station on the Underground Railroad.
- Adams National Historic Site: Preserves the home of John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
- United States Navel Shipbuilding Museum: Explore battle ships and how they were built.
- Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation: Museum dedicated to the history of the American Industrial Revolution.
- Abigail Adams Birthplace: Birthplace of the wife of John Adams.
All attractions found on visitma.com