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Featured archaeological digsFeatured digs
Boston Latin School
Archaeologists surveyed the front yard of Old City Hall to find evidence of the 1635 Boston Latin School.
Malcolm X House
Archaeologists conducted a survey at the landmark-designated Malcolm X- Ella Little-Collins House.
Old North Crypt
Archaeologists conducted a dig in the crypt at Old North Church in the North End.
History newsHistory news
Notes from the Archives: On this day in 1931, Leonard Nimoy is born in Boston's West End
Preservation Month eventsEvents
Historic districts in BostonHistoric districts
Aberdeen Architectural Conservation District
The Aberdeen Architectural Conservation District was designated in 2001.
Back Bay Architectural District
The Back Bay Architectural District was established in 1966 and expanded in 1974, 1979, and 1981.
Bay State Road/Back Bay West Area Architectural Conservation District
The Bay State Road/Back Bay West Architectural Conservation District was designated in 1979.
Beacon Hill Architectural District
Beacon Hill Architectural District was established in 1955, and expanded in 1958, 1963 and 1975.
Fort Point Channel Landmark District
The Fort Point Channel Landmark District was designated in 2009.
Mission Hill Triangle Architectural Conservation District
The Mission Hill Triangle Architectural Conservation District was designated in 1985.
Historic Burying GroundsBurying Grounds
Bennington Street Burying Ground
Founded in 1838, Bennington Street's physical layout and gravemarkers reflect the growth and diversity that has...
Bunker Hill Burying Ground
Bunker Hill is Charlestown's second municipal burial place (the first was established on Phipps Street in 1630).
Central Burying Ground
Dating from 1756, Central Burying Ground is located on Boston Common on Boylston Street near Tremont Street.
Dorchester North Burying Ground
The Dorchester North Burying Ground is Dorchester's earliest remaining landmark.
Dorchester South Burying Ground
The founding of the cemetery in 1814 occurred on the eve of the Rural Cemetery Movement.
Hawes/Union Burying Ground
This South Boston site combines two adjacent graveyards: Hawes Burying Ground and Union Cemetery.
King's Chapel Burying Ground
King's Chapel was founded in 1630 at the time of the settlement of Boston.
Market Street Burying Ground
The origins of the Market Street Burying Ground are closely linked to the founding of the town of Brighton.
Phipps Street Burying Ground
The Phipps Street Burying Ground is one Boston's seven 17th-century burying grounds.
South End Burying Ground
When the South End Burying Ground was opened in 1810, it was located on the narrow strip of marshland, Roxbury Neck...
Walter Street Burying Ground
Now called the Walter Street Burying Ground, this site is located on what is today known as Peters Hill.