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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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+1 617-635-3911
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quick stop on the Freedom Trial right in front of The Old Statehouse and close to Faneuil Hall. There is some informative signage. If you are lucky, a tour will come by and you can listen to the story delivered by a...More

Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

A circle of bricks, a moment in history possibly turned into propaganda for the cause. Quick photo stop.

Thank LeppardLady
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

It's interesting to stand in the historical spot where this event happened. There's a reproduction of the picture that was widely circulated (some might call it propaganda) to stir people up among the colonists. It's up past the bus stop, not right next to the...More

Thank LovingNewAdventures
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by British regulars on March 5, 1770. It was the culmination of tensions in the American colonies that had been growing since Royal troops first appeared in Massachusetts in October 1768. This event was what many...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Located near the Old State House and Old South Meeting house. Tens of thousands of tourists and residents walk over it every day.

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 21 June 2017

A turning point in America's history, this is the exact site of the so-called Boston Massacre. A closer look at the facts and one can see why John Adams successfully defended the British troops. It was a disgruntled mob who incited the events. It was...More

Thank davidV1642TR
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is a very important site, historically, because of its propaganda value at that time. It is quite understated being a circle of bricks set into the pavement. It is, however something you have to visit if you are in Boston.

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
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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