What to do
There are a variety of free walks and trails throughout the City of Boston.
The City has a wealth of museums, with everything from The Museum of Fine Arts to the Boston Fire Museum.
Boston offers world-class dining and shopping options as well as local, artisan, and ethnic favorites.
We have a number of places for residents and visitors to watch plays, films, and concerts.
With the recent success of Boston’s professional teams, there’s much to experience in the City of Champions.
The Office of Food Initiatives helps to oversee almost 30 farmers markets in Boston.
America’s first historic walking tour
In just a few hours, you’ll see 16 historical sites and look back on centuries of history. The red trail painted on the ground serves as your guide.
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Search Boston’s art collection, watch artist videos, access a map of public art installations across the City, and more!
This walk encompasses four centuries of Boston history. Mixing historical landmarks with Boston’s skyscrapers, this walk is truly one worth taking.
Tours last about 30-45 minutes and include an overview of the history and architecture of the State Capitol.
Climb the 294 steps up the famous monument for one of Boston’s best views.
The Swan Boats paddle passengers around the Public Garden Lagoon for a 15-minute peaceful cruise.
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Learn about the City's effort to digitize records and make them available to the public.
View the City's collections through our online public access catalog.
Understand Boston's history through our past Mayors, City Council members, and major land acquisitions.
This burying ground was established in 1660 to alleviate overcrowding in the King’s Chapel Burying Ground. Learn more about Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative.
Planning your trip
Keep these dates and events in mind as they are usually busy times in Boston.