Historical Landmarks and New Adventures

Explore Boston

When trying to decide what to do in Boston, the questions is not what to do, but what to do first! As a city steeped in history and enriched with culture, there is no shortage of things to do, places to explore, and experiences to be made in Boston.

All within a few short blocks of Ames Boston Hotel, you can shop, dine, be entertained, and take in much of Boston’s history. Start at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the historic meeting hall of independence seekers, and City Hall Plaza, which hosts several annual events including the Boston Calling Musical Festival and Boston’s Pride Festival. Tour the Old State House, one of the most notable public buildings in American history where John Adams claimed, “Independence was born.” See the burial grounds at Granary Cemetery, the final resting place of Revolutionary War-era patriots, Declaration of Independence signers, victims of the Boston Massacre, and more than 5,000 Bostonians. Journey through famous historical parks and neighborhoods including Boston Common, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Beacon Hill, and the Historic North End, which includes 12 sites on the National Registry of Historical Places. Learn about Brimstone Corner, the church that housed gunpowder during the War of 1812, famously known as Park Street Church. And, explore the oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat, the USS Constitution, which still displays a 17-gun salute in Boston Harbor each Independence Day.

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