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Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is the largest city in New England with almost 600,000 residents. The city was founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists from England and was the site for numerous historical events during the American Revolution.

The Boston National Historical Park is a collection of parks that showcase Boston’s role in the American Revolution. Most sites are connected by the Freedom Trail, which tours through downtown Boston. The most prominent site on the tour is the Bunker Hill Monument, which commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Boston is also home to the Boston Athenaeum, the oldest and largest membership library in the U.S. The library functions as both a library and art gallery museum. It contains more than 700,000 books, including original works from George Washington.

Boston is well-known for its participation in sports. The city is home to many sports teams as well as sporting events, like the Boston Marathon and Head of the Charles Regatta. The biggest sport attraction is Fenway Park, one of only three remaining classic parks in major baseball. It was the home stadium of Babe Ruth and is said to hold more tradition than any other stadium.



Boston Athenaeum Bunker Hill Monument Fenway Park