History

Visit the legendary children’s books author’s hometown and go on a whimsical adventure.
See a variety of items including photographs of the March on Boston Common, a signed Langston Hughes book, and more.
This Presidents Day, we’re talking about an iconic Boston statue: who made it, who cares for it, and why we should care about it.
🏒 Skating through the history of the world’s oldest ice hockey arena, which you can still visit in Boston.
From buzzy AI articles, to an eerie tour of a Boston landmark, here’s what our readers flocked to this year.
We’re spilling the tea on local events to commemorate the iconic protest that launched the American Revolution.
What to expect when visiting (or bringing visitors to) Plymouth Rock, located south of Boston.
If we made a Mount Rushmore for Boston writers and literary figures, whose face would you add?
City Editors Jess and Vicki stopped by the church that dates back to 1686 for a “Bell and Bones Tour. “
All aboard for a story on how Boston’s public transit system selected the colors of its main transits lines.
The eerie writer was born in Boston and while he didn’t care for the city, he was a Bostonian, nevermore.
Boston may be the land of GOATs, but there’s only room for four faces on Mount Rushmore.
The seaside property in Ipswich known as Caste Hill was a filming location for “The Witches of Eastwick” in the late 1980s.
Test your local knowledge on this Founding Father and celebrate his birthday, Sept. 27.
This mini-art exhibition sharing the untold story of Boston’s hip-hop culture can be seen on the Rose Kennedy Greenway through Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Residents can help write history by sharing their thoughts about phrasing, themes, and imagery for the state seal and motto.
Get to know this famous painter who called Boston his American home and has left his mark on some of Boston’s most iconic landmarks.
The historic Boston establishment earned the No. 43 spot on the list of 150 eateries across the globe.
Consider these our Hollywood signs.
Pull up a stool, we’re shaking up the story on Boston’s signature cocktail — the Ward Eight.
“We’re going to need a bigger boat.” Learn how to track sharks and about a few of the local filming locations for the movie “Jaws.”
Explore Boston through its history, food, drink, and art on these tours.
Whether you’re a history buff, art aficionado, or sports fan, these Boston-area museums have it all.
The social media trend has inspired us to seek out symmetrical, colorful, and quirky spots in our city.
The Boston Equality Trail features 13 spots along the route of Boston’s first Gay Pride March in 1971. Here are a few of the spots you’ll explore on this LGBTQ+ walking route.
Monday, May 29 is Brookline native John F. Kennedy’s birthday. Ask not what JFK had to do with Boston, but what you can do in Boston for the late president’s birthday.
Here’s a quick history lesson on the Rainbow Swash, a colorful gas tank design you can spot off route I-93 in Boston.
Here are three ways to spend National Preservation Month — we’re talking neighborhood walking tours, exploring street name origins, and visiting the oldest house in Boston.
Learn more about the Fort Point Channel and the history of of the semi-circle area known as Fan Pier.
Shhh — Here’s a quick history lesson on the secret gardens around this Boston neighborhood.
Look back on the events from the world’s oldest annual marathon.
Good news for Boston.
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