Founded by Puritan settlers in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States. As the site of several key events of the American Revolution it holds strong historical significance for the United States. Throughout its years, Boston has also upheld a number of firsts including building the first public park, having the first public and state school, and establishing the first subway system in the country.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States

James Blake House

Built in 1661 by - you guessed it - James Blake.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Boston Navy Yard

Originally called the Charlestown Navy Yard, this patriotic totem to American history was one of the U.S.’ oldest shipbuilding facilities, which specialized in repairing, modernizing, and resupplying ships for 174 years.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Hotel Buckminster

This historic Boston hotel played host to one of the biggest scandals in the history of American baseball.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

This museum in Boston was robbed in the world's largest property theft, a case that remains unsolved to this day with a $10 million reward for the artwork's safe return.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Fenway Park

This box office window sells tickets to games at the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball and home of the "Green Monster".

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

South Station

Opened on New Year's Day 1899, this train station in Boston was once the largest such station in the world.

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