Charlestown: Where Boston Began

Battle of Bunker Hill by Edward Percy Moran; Public Domain

Boston began in Charlestown.  Founded  two years before Boston, Charlestown was the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  Paul Revere crossed the Harbor and began his famous Midnight Ride here.  The American colonists resisted the British regulars at the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the town was burned to the ground. Tour this small, urban village to learn of the 1628 Puritan settlement and such distinguished citizens as John Harvard and Samuel Morse.  Discover the early history of what is today a thriving Boston neighborhood.

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General Admission $12; Boston By Foot Members $5
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Tour lasts ninety minutes.


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