Boston is a Great Little “Big” City
And with over 575,000 residents, 10 million yearly visitors and 240,000 college and university students, Boston is on the move in the new millennium. There ‘s so much excitement here. The information here will take you to some of the most important and requested information and links you ‘ll need to help you get around, get settled and truly enjoy our wonderful city. If you don ‘t find something you need in the list below send us an email at BostonInfo@captainfarris.com
Boston Common Visitor Information Center
Monday – Sunday 9 to 5
157 Tremont Street
Prudential Information Center
Monday – Friday 9 to 6 and Saturday & Sunday 10 to 6
2 Copley Place
Cambridge Office For Tourism
Monday – Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 1 to 5
Points of Interest
A beautiful 44 acre spot in the center of the city. Originally used for cattle feeding and militia training, it is now the nation ‘s oldest park.
Boston Massacre Site
A Ring of Cobblestones marks the spot where, on march 5, 1770, British troops fired into a crowd of angry colonists, killing five.
(Congress & State Streets)
Bunker Hill Monument
In Charlestown, the site marks the first major battle of the american Revolution.
Built in 1742 and presented to the town by merchant Peter Faneuil, it is an exciting meeting and market place. With historic tours.
Old North Church
At 193 Salem Street. From this steeple, on April 18th 1775, Sexton Robert Newman displayed the two lanterns that sent Paul Revere on his famous ride.
Old South Meeting House
At 310 Washington Street. Known as the “Sanctuary of Freedom”, it is one of the most significant sites of the American Revolution. It was the scene of the fiery debates between the colonists that led to the Boston Tea Party.
Old State House
At the corner of State & Washington, it was built in 1713 and is the oldest surviving building in Boston and in it ‘s time was the center of political life.
Park Street Church
At One Park Street, it was the site of William Lloyd Garrison ‘s first anti-slavery address in 1829.
Paul Revere House
At 19 North Square, it was built around 1680 and is the only 17th century house still standing in downtown Boston.
The State House
At Beacon & park Street, it was designed by Charles Bulfinch, Boston ‘s famed architect and is considered his masterpiece.
The U.S.S. Constitution Museum
At The Charlestown Navy Yard. It depicts the ship ‘s history through the use of video and interactive displays.
The Black Heritage Trail
A walking tour exploring the history of Boston ‘s 19th century free African-American community. It includes 15 antebellum sites.
Boston Tea Party ship & Museum
At the Congress Street Bridge, visitors may board a working replica of one of the three ships involved in the Boston Tea Party.
Museums and Libraries
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
At 280 The Fenway, this Venetian style palazzo was built by Mrs. Gardner at the turn of the century. It houses an extensive art collection and offers concert series.
The John F. Kennedy Library & Museum
In Dorchester this memorial to JFK portrays his life and times through films and exhibits.
The Institute of Contemporary Art
955 Boylston Street. It was founded in 1936 and features exhibits in many forms of contemporary art and live performances.
Museum of Fine Arts
At 465 Huntington Avenue it has extensive collections of Asiatic, Egyptian and clsassical Greek and Roman art as well as European and American art in various forms.
Museum of Science
At Science Park it is one of the leading destinnations for science and technology exhibits and educational programs. It now includes The Computer Museum.
The Arthur & Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
In Cambridge at 10 Garden Street, it is Radcliffe ‘s unique research library on women ‘s issues.
The Boston Public Library
At Copley Square features an extensive research facility and circulating collection.
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society Library
At 300 Massachusetts Avenue, it has an extensive collection of more than 100,000 books, periodicals and other information.
Other Important Information
MBTA Transportation 617-222-3200
MBTA Accessible Services 617-222-5123 or 617-222-5415 (TDD)
Senior Access 617-222-5438
Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism 617-973-8500
Harbor Cruises 617-227-4321
Airport Information 617-561-1800
Beach Information 617-727-9547
Bicycling In Blue Hills 617-698-1802
Boston Harbor Sailing Club 617-345-9202
Fenway Park Tickets 617-267-1700
Foxboro Stadium Tickets 800-543-1776
Fleet Center Tickets 617-931-2000
Symphony Hall Tickets 617-266-1492
The Wang Center Tickets 617-482-9393
Important Personal Information
License & Car Registration 617-351-4500
Municipal Government 617-635-4500
Boston Gas 617-523-1010
Bell Atlantic 617-956-8000
Boston Water & Sewer 617-330-9084
Boston Public Schools 617-635-9000