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Explore the roots of American government and see the beautiful home of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Opened in 1894, this courthouse is named in honor of John Adams, who wrote the Massachusetts Constitution. The Great Hall contains a...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Pemberton Sq, off the Freedom Trail, Boston, MA 02108-1706
We were lucky and got to take a tour with a school group. It was led by some of the Clerks working for the supreme court judges. They took us all around and showed us the rooms with historical exhibits. They were very patient and...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.