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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was crazy to realize that the things we learned about in Social Studies actually happened right where you are standing. Cool feeling.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hamptongourmet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to take it in to understand the savagery of the British and the Bravery of the Americans. Stop here for sure.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 286natec
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

Just look down and read. It’s the spot that really gets the revaluation going. Basically 5 murdered by those in “control”.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EFW2014
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Don't forget to look down! This is a nice memorial, and well worth a stop while you roam the Freedome Trail!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

If your into history Boston is the place to go Full of interesting historical things to do the freedom trail is incredible you can take a tour guide or do it yourself It takes about 2 hours and you can get the ferry back to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daveprizeman
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Every time we come to Boston we have to hit the freedom trail. One of the best parts is here. Clean and safe part of city to see where it all started.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dacw6
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The site of the massacre is very small, memorialized by an inlay in the brick. Although small, it has enormous historical significance and you can almost feel it. This is part of the Freedom Trail.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Preacher2760
Reviewed 28 September 2018

The site is small, but the history behind it is huge, and that is why it is worth a visit. It gives you a feel for what it was like when the Revolution started.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AJLIllinois
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The Boston massacre site is small. When you think about it, it is a moving site. The fire was lit there. If you go to Boston then you need to see this. At the very least, to be there. This is one of the most...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

This site is sometimes referred to as the Old Statehouse. From the balcony the Declaration of Independence was read after it had been signed in Philadelphia. The Boston massacre happened out it the front of the building in 1775 and the American Revolution began. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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