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Boston's legendary clipper ship trade centered around Lewis Wharf. Ships bound for faraway ports sailed from here in the 1840s and '50s:
· to buy tea in China and sell it in Europe.
· to California where most of the '49ers'…
Sexton of this church
who hung the lanterns in the Belfry
April 18, 1775
to warn the Patriots of the
British march on Concord is honored
here by this tablet erected by
Daughters of the American Revolution
Merchant Vestryman and Compatriot of
on April 18, 1775 called
from his house on Salem St. to Christ church and lest the British disturb him, locked the church doors from outside while the lanterns were being displ…
Road projects in two centuries endangered the "communitie's meeting place."
Despite the Training Field's historical importance, road projects in the 19th and 20th centuries threatened to destroy what was once called the "communit…
Near this site
was the first house in Boston of
Born 1588 - Died 1649
Governor of Massachusetts
for twelve years
First elected October 20, 1629
Brought the charter from
England June 12, 1630
For more than 30 years the tallest building on the Boston skyline, the Custom House is a tangible reminder of the importance of the sea in the city's economy and history.
Here duties were collected and maritime business conducted as Boston clipp…
For my little son Edgar, who should ever love Boston, the place of his birth, and where his mother found her best and most sympathetic friends. The inscription on a watercolor of Boston Harbor painted by Eliza Poe
Although Eliza Poe hoped…
Training fields were a familiar sight in early New England in an era of constant alert.
American colonist formed militias for protection and trained in open fields also known as commons. Charlestown Training Field dates from the 1640s after the…
Charlestown Veterans Memorial Park
Dedicated in honor of the men and women from Charlestown who served in the Armed Forces during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice.
This Memorial is a tribute to the
Firefighters of Massachusetts
who have lost their lives
and to the heroism of all firefighters
who answer the call to serve.