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Site of the Boston Massacre

Congress Street, Boston, MA
+1 617-635-3911
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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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Congress Street, Boston, MA
+1 617-635-3911
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though there is not really much to see. I would recommend visitors to read about the history of the Boston masacre before visiting this site to truly understand and appreciate it’s importance.

Thank Maritza F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only thing that lets you know that you are in the area of this tragic event is a historic info sign. I missed the circle marker that is suppose to be on the ground (will look for it) and the map on the marker...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is yet another important landmark of the American Revolution in Boston, right outside the Old State House. It's a plaque on the ground where the tragedy happend. Nothing much to see at the site as such, but it stays in your memory ! Must...More

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In all honesty it is just a marker in the ground. But when you add in a tour guide that gives you all the history you don't get if you walk up and take a look at it on your own.

Thank Corolla5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since it is only a large plaque in the sidewalk it can be missed, but if you have some knowledge of the history of the place it gives you a place for a moment of reflection into the nations early history

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The site of the Boston Massacre is, as others have said, mainly a marker set into the street. However, you can walk up to the second floor of the building from which the Colonial Governor stood when he ordered the crowd to disperse, which is...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The site where the Boston Massacre occurred (one of the triggering events for the Boston Tea Party and other Revolutionary events) is a stop on the Freedom Trail. It's commemorated by an in-ground plaque in the sidewalk right next to the Old State House. We...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This spot on the Freedom Trail is identified with a sign. We had a great tour guide, and I am so glad because the sign doesn't do justice to additional information which could be shared.

Thank travelsamc
Reviewed 5 August 2017

There are 17 stops on the Freedom Trail. This is stop #11. I have to separate the physical location from the historical event known as The Boston Massacre when reviewing this attraction. The physical dial set into the ground is a memorial. It's located on...More

Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Not much to look at. But again, the significance is there, and to see the development surrounding it is to appreciate the spirit of the country.

Thank cutr2000
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
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