I plan to visit Boston this year; I'm looking to hit up the historical sites, and trying to find a good guide of all of the sites. Is there one out there online, or a good one I can find or buy when I'm in the city, not including all of the tours they offer?

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A good starting point is the Freedom Trail -- it's a nice primer on Boston history. They also offer walking tours. The trail includes:

  • Boston Common
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Park Street Church
  • Granary Burying Ground
  • King’s Chapel
  • King’s Chapel Burying Ground
  • Benjamin Franklin Statue & Boston Latin School
  • Old Corner Book Store
  • Old South Meeting House
  • Old State House
  • Site of Boston Massacre
  • Faneuil Hall
  • Paul Revere House
  • Old North Church
  • Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
  • Bunker Hill Monument
  • USS Constitution

Beyond that, depending on your interests there are numerous other options. You could visit the Harvard University campus in Cambridge (an easy ride on the T red line), Fenway Park, Newbury Street (some typical Boston architecture, plus a decent choice of shopping & restaurants), etc.

The Celebrate Boston site is a good resource for what's happening in Boston and what's worth seeing. I know that you mentioned historic, but worth mentioning Arts Boston for additional arts-related listings.

Also, have a look at MassHome's Boston Page. Not very pretty, but has lots of links to different tourist sites in Boston.

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