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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
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 days ago

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 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 4 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 18 July 2017

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

1  Thank HOCKPOOH
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
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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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